Edward de Burgh


  • Americas
  • Security Design Engineering
  • Cyber and Digital

Edward de Burgh is a Director in Control Risks’ Crisis and Security Consulting practice, leading projects in South America, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. Edward specializes in security risk consulting and crisis management with an emphasis on the complex problem-solving needed to facilitate strategic decisions in volatile operating environments. He develops innovative security structures where traditional approaches are not applicable. Edward also designs customized training courses for a broad range of participants and leadership.

Recent tasks that Edward has worked on include:

  • Created and ran a risk management program for a medium-scale remote mining operation in a hazardous environment where conventional security measures would have been counterproductive
  • Adapted conventional techniques to create an innovative training experience to facilitate work in hostile and extraordinary environments
  • Developed an inclusive and socially responsible security improvement plan for a large infrastructure project covering over 700km of diverse topography with significant security challenges 
  • Designed operational and strategic risk management contingency protocols for multiple companies planning a market exit from a country governed by an unpredictable regime 

  • Prior to joining Control Risks, Edward established risk management practices for UK Foreign Office staff working in remote areas of Pakistan and assisted in decision-making during a rapidly deteriorating security situation. In his earlier career, Edward served in the British Army including service in the UK Special Forces Group. He has a diploma in prevention and management of terrorism and sabotage from the Nueva Granada Military University, Bogotá; has completed the ISMA Georgetown University Leadership Program; and is a certified Governance Risk Management and Compliance Professional. Edward speaks English and Spanish. 

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