Lenny Gill


  • Middle East
  • High Risk Managed Services
  • Security Risk Management
  • Operational and Protective Services
  • Organisational Resilience

Lenny is a Partner within our High-Risk Managed Services practice and is currently the Operations Director for our business in Iraq.  He manages our offices in Basra, Baghdad and Erbil providing security, operational and political risk management advice and services to our Iraq based client portfolio, drawn from various sectors including energy, finance, development and diplomatic.

Before joining Control Risks, Lenny enjoyed a successful career in the British Army as an Officer in the Yorkshire Regiment, serving in Northern Ireland, the Western Balkans and Afghanistan.  After leaving the military he gained valuable experience in international development, human rights and national dialogue before transitioning into security risk management and high risk managed services.

Recent tasks that Lenny has worked on include:

  • Advising a wide range of clients on business continuity and operational contingency planning in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The management and leadership of three discreet protective services businesses in southern, central and northern Iraq supporting the energy, development and diplomatic sectors.
  • Embedded project management of Control Risks’ commitments to an international oilfield services provider and a geophysical exploration company.

  • Lenny completed his bachelor’s degree at Durham University, before attending the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and subsequently completing his post-graduate studies at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.

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