Danny Spender

Associate Director

London

Danny Spender is a Chartered Security Professional who delivers security risk consulting support and business protection advice to Control Risks’ clients in Europe and Africa, including pre-entry security measure recommendations, as well as operational and strategic-level advice. 

  • Europe
  • Programme Gap Assessment & Enhancement
  • Security Consulting & Planning
  • Threat, Risk & Maturity Assessments


Danny Spender is a Chartered Security Professional who delivers security risk consulting support and business protection advice to Control Risks’ clients in Europe and Africa, including pre-entry security measure recommendations, as well as operational and strategic-level advice. 


Some of Danny’s recent projects include:
  • Principal security risk consultant for multi-million dollar security enhancement program for an extractives industry super major in North Africa. This included security risk assessments and developing strategic and operational level, security management procedures for use across the organisation and region.
  • Conducting security reviews for a major data centre provider. This included the development of a strategic level concept of operations for security management of the client sites, and designing the physical and technical security measures selected to mitigate the identified security risks to an acceptable level.
  • Development of an organisational resilience target operation model for a multinational financial services organisation. This project included working with executive and senior management team and board and business unit level to better understand where resilience as a function should sit within the company and what capabilities were required to support resilience activities as part of that function.
  • Organisational security management system review for a West African national energy company. This project included multiple security vulnerability assessments of critical infrastructure and projects sites across the country.

Before joining Control Risks, Danny served 16 years in the British Army as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer and deployed on operations in Europe, Africa, South America, the Balkans, Central and South East Asia. 

Danny holds Postgraduate Certificates in Security Management, Terrorism Studies and Airline Security Optimisation. He holds an international certificate in Risk Management and Master’s degree in Business Continuity, Security, and Emergency Management. He is a PRINCE2 practitioner and APMP project manager and holds the Company and Port Facility Security Officer Certifications. Danny is currently studying for a Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management.

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