CT Group’s Apertus Alliance expands international advisory network to include senior Spanish intelligence official

CT Group’s Apertus Alliance expands international advisory network to include senior Spanish intelligence official

  • Lieutenant General Pablo Martín Alonso, who previously served as the Deputy Head of the Spanish Civil Guard, will join the Apertus Alliance from 1 December 2023.
  • The new appointment builds on CT Group’s established capabilities led by British, French, and German intelligence professionals.
  • The Apertus Alliance formalised CT Group’s relationships with former intelligence chiefs in Spain, France, and Germany, offering clients industry-leading strategic counsel across the globe.


CT Group is delighted to announce the expansion of the Apertus Alliance, an elite network of senior intelligence professionals and business advisors whose multi-jurisdictional expertise offers unique and actionable insights for clients facing strategic challenges.

Launched by CT Group in March 2023, the Apertus Alliance welcomes its newest member, Lieutenant General Pablo Martín Alonso who will join the Alliance from 1 December 2023.

Lieutenant General Pablo Martín Alonso served as the Head of Intelligence of the Spanish Civil Guard between 2004 and 2011. In 2012, he was appointed as Head of Operations, and in 2016 he was appointed as Deputy Head of the Civil Guard. His tenure at the Civil Guard was marked by Spain’s long struggle against the terrorist group ETA, and the group’s announcement of a ceasefire in 2011.

The Apertus Alliance offers authoritative senior counsel globally. This advice is based on an international, coordinated, and methodological approach which identifies, develops, and implements solutions to complex problems.

CT Group, which has a strategic advisory and corporate intelligence presence in the UK, US, Dubai, Singapore, India, and Australia, founded the Apertus Alliance alongside industry-leading French and German intelligence counterparts.

Founding members are Patrick Calvar, the former head of the Direction Générale de la Securité Intérieure (DGSI), the French security service; and Gerhard Schindler, the former president of the German foreign intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND). The Apertus Alliance is chaired by Eugene Curley CMG OBE, founder of CT Group’s Intelligence Practice and former senior UK foreign service and Bank of England official.

Jon de Jager, Managing Director of CT Group UK, said: “We are delighted to be part of the Apertus Alliance. The unsettled international political situation has triggered significant client demand for high-quality, intelligence-led strategic advice in major economies alongside emerging markets. This unique network is a real opportunity to bring senior figures in the advisory and intelligence space together in one coordinated team. With Lieutenant General Pablo Martín Alonso’s experience, the Apertus Alliance is in an even stronger position to advise our clients and to help them navigate complex issues.

The Apertus Alliance provides a wealth of capabilities to meet an increasingly complicated business environment. Services include investigations, asset tracing, deep due diligence, litigation and arbitration support, dispute and strategic communications, intelligence, reputation, and strategic advisory.

The CT Group combines expertise in intelligence, research, campaigns, and advice to deliver winning campaigns globally. With decades of experience, offices around the world, alongside a team of international, multilingual staff, CT Group’s offering underlines the importance of clear information and focused strategies to achieve results.


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