Cormac Mc Garry


  • Global
  • Risk Monitoring
  • Security and Intelligence Programmes
  • Risk Assessments


Cormac is part of a specialised analytical team, spread across the world, dedicated to global, international and supranational issues where his primary responsibility is to manage Control Risks’ maritime intelligence and security services. He assists clients across the spectrum of risk management, from geopolitical analysis to tactical security advice.  

Cormac’s team assist clients with issues such as piracy and armed robbery at sea, war, terrorism, activism and civil unrest and delivers a full range of solutions to the maritime sector including vessel and port security reviews, policy audits, due diligence and training at tactical and strategic level. He holds all four certificates under the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code (CSO, SSO, PFSO and PDSD). Cormac also works with clients on global issues such as supply chain threats and emerging risks analysis.

Recent tasks that Cormac has worked on include:

  • Deployed to Mexico’s Bay of Campeche on intelligence gathering trip to improve and inform maritime security services for clients operating off Mexico.
  • Expert Witness services concerning cocaine smuggling from South America, piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and war in Ukraine. Cormac has served as an expert for ship owners, crew managers, law firms and P&I Clubs.
  • Designed crisis management scenarios for major European utility company.
  • Prior to joining Control Risks, Cormac was an Operations Manager in East Africa coordinating land-based close protection, crisis response and special investigations. Cormac also worked as a Project Manager at the National Maritime College of Ireland managing applied research projects with the Irish Naval Service and others in the European maritime community and served in the Irish Reserve Defence Forces as an NCO and artillery Gun Commander.

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