Ian Clarke

Associate Director

Nairobi

Ian is an Associate Director within the Crisis and Security Consulting department. His role centres on security risk consulting and the management of long-term projects in the region, primarily focussed upon security risk management, analysis and security design.

  • Africa
  • Creating a Resilient Organisation
  • Creating a Secure Organisation
  • Delivering Growth and Opportunity
  • Resolving Critical Issues and Crises


Ian is an Associate Director within the Crisis and Security Consulting department. His role centres on security risk consulting and the management of long-term projects in the region, primarily focussed upon security risk management, analysis and security design. He has extensive experience in supporting and managing a range of projects covering several industry sectors.


Ian’s recent consulting experience includes:
  • Project Manager and lead consultant for the delivery of security consultancy services for a high-end serviced apartments development in Nairobi.
  • Lead consultant and project management for a $2bn power sector project in northern Kenya: delivering a security site survey, security risk assessment, security concept design, security master plan and high level policies and procedures.
  • Lead consultant and project management for a 100 acre mixed use development in Nairobi, Kenya: delivering a security site survey, security risk assessment, security concept design, security detailed design, high level policies and procedures and tender management services.
  • Direct embedded security consultancy for an international telecommunications client in Nigeria. Task included risk analysis, risk management, crisis management planning, business continuity management, security management/mentoring/ audit and review, and the provision of timely security information reporting analysis and advice.


Ian has significant experience of working in challenging environments across Sub Saharan Africa. Before joining Control Risks, Ian worked as a Senior Consultant and Regional Manager for an international risk consultancy, project managing and providing client side consultancy services for the provision of security design and installation of Integrated Security Management Systems. Ian’s early career was with the British Army as a reconnaissance and intelligence specialist serving in numerous operational locations and receiving a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS). Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of leadership and management and has a post graduate diploma in Business Continuity from Buckinghamshire New University.

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