David Lea

Senior Analyst

London

David Lea provides analysis on political, security and business developments in Europe for the full range of Control Risks’ consulting and subscription services. He has particular expertise on terrorism in Europe, the political impact of the eurozone financial crisis and national election campaigns and outcomes including the UK, Spain and Greece.

  • Europe
  • Creating a Resilient Organisation
  • Political and Economic Risk Consulting

 

David Lea provides analysis on political, security and business developments in Europe for the full range of Control Risks’ consulting and subscription services. He has particular expertise on terrorism in Europe, the political impact of the eurozone financial crisis and national election campaigns and outcomes including the UK, Spain and Greece.  In 2016, David has worked extensively on the security situation in Turkey, the business implications of the UK’s Brexit referendum, and the spate of terrorist attacks in Europe.


David’s recent consulting projects include:
  • An assessment of the political, security and operational environment affecting a major European multinational’s operations in Turkey, following the recent terrorist attacks and failed coup. 
  • A threat assessment for the UK operations of a major international retailer, focusing on terrorism threat and the changes to operating conditions likely to result from the Brexit vote. 
  • A political, operational and security assessment for a major energy infrastructure project in south-eastern Europe, including a full threat assessment of its installations in Greece and predictions of the likely changes in political attitudes towards the project over its lifecycle.


    Before joining Control Risks, David worked as a freelance writer and editor on the House of Commons Official Report and as an editor developing new titles at Europa Publications, an international current affairs publisher based in London.

David has a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford. He speaks Spanish and French, and is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media.

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