Joe Morris


  • Asia Pacific
  • Investor Services
  • Due Diligence
  • Political and Country Risk

Joe Morris is a Partner and leads Control Risks’ Australia-Pacific business, overseeing the delivery of solutions and services to clients. He supports companies as they look to enter new markets, manage critical business issues and strengthen their resilience.

Recent tasks that Joe has worked on include:

  • Due diligence investigations into companies in the resources, financial services and real estate sectors in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and Cambodia, focused on assessing the track records, integrity and key connections of the companies and their management teams.
  • Supporting a leading financial services organisation after the discovery of a major fraud. Joe coordinated a global investigation into critical aspects of the matter, including asset tracing in multiple countries. 
  • Intelligence-led dispute support work for a multinational company involved in high-stakes litigation relating to a major resources project.
  • Consulting assignments to support clients’ compliance with the UK Bribery Act and US FCPA, including on-the-ground corruption risk assessments in the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
  • The provision of independent investigative support to a client following a fatal incident in a South-east Asian country. The investigation involved a week-long deployment to the country, interviews of witnesses, and a review of relevant documentation.
  • Prior to re-joining the Sydney office Joe worked in Control Risks’ Singapore and London offices, with a focus on intelligence-led investigations across South-east Asia and political risk analysis. Before joining Control Risks Joe was an editor at one of the UK’s largest economic consultancies and Middle East editor at a political risk consultancy. He began his career at the Press Association in the UK.

    Joe holds an MBA with Distinction from Durham University Business School and an honours degree from the University of Hull. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

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