Mark Wells-Cole

Associate Director

Lagos

Mark Wells-Cole is a security risk consultant in Control Risks’ Crisis and Security Consulting department based in West Africa with an Africa-wide remit. He is responsible for providing security solutions to operational and strategic risks across all sectors.

  • Africa
  • Crisis Management & Business Continuity Strategy Planning
  • Incident Response
  • Security Consulting & Planning


Mark Wells-Cole is a security risk consultant in Control Risks’ Crisis and Security Consulting department based in West Africa with an Africa-wide remit. He is responsible for providing security solutions to operational and strategic risks across all sectors.


Mark’s recent consulting experience includes:
  • Assisting an international mining company in crisis management planning for their operations in Liberia during the ebola epidemic. Subsequently oversaw the evacuation of more than 250 staff members.
  • Advising an international NGO on operational security including a review of all aspects of operations and security across Africa.
  • Series of site reviews and security briefings for a multi-national retailer across northern Nigeria.
  • Comprehensive review of procedures and physical security for a multinational pharmaceutical company including site visits across West Africa.
  • Reviewing physical and procedural security for a multi-billion dollar infrastructure project in Ghana.


Mark began his career with Control Risks in 2008 and has worked in various locations on a wide variety of projects across Africa as part of the Crisis and Security Consulting team. Prior to joining Control Risks, Mark worked as a management consultant with Accenture on a number of defence and government related projects.  He was a commissioned officer in the British Army for 11 years and gained operational experience across Africa and around the world.  Mark is a graduate of Durham University where he studied History.

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