Martin Brown

Associate Director

London

Martin is an Associate Director based in Control Risks’ London office. He is primarily responsible for managing Control Risks’ relationships with key clients in the oil and gas sector, across Europe and Africa. Prior to taking on this role, Martin ran Control Risks’ Jakarta office, delivering varied consultancy projects and overseeing the local team.

  • Europe
  • Creating a Resilient Organisation
  • Resolving Critical Issues and Crises


Martin is an Associate Director based in Control Risks’ London office. He is primarily responsible for managing Control Risks’ relationships with key clients in the oil and gas sector, across Europe and Africa.
Prior to taking on this role, Martin ran Control Risks’ Jakarta office, delivering varied consultancy projects and overseeing the local team.


Martin’s recent operational experience includes:
  • Providing crisis management and strategic advice over nine months to an organisation experiencing major legal and reputational challenges in Indonesia.
  • Delivering a site risk assessment and follow-on consultancy for a major new LNG plant.
  • Carrying out a rapid threat assessment and providing initial advice for an energy company that had received physical threats against senior management personnel.
  • Providing crisis management training to pharmaceutical, geothermal, oil & gas, telecommunications and mining companies.
  • Managing operational / protective security assignments including security reviews of industrial and mixed-use facilities, executive protection and event security tasks.


Martin joined Control Risks in 2006 as a travel security analyst, with a focus on the Latin America region. He subsequently spent time in the company’s security consulting and investigations departments. He also assisted in the establishment of Control Risks’ Delhi office, and helped train India-based analysts.

Prior to joining Control Risks Martin worked for three years at a competitor intelligence consultancy, where he managed a range of investigative assignments for multinational organisations and delivered counter-intelligence training. After graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in Modern History he worked as a business journalist and in the emergency response centre of a major travel insurance company. Martin speaks Indonesian, French, Spanish and German and holds a Master’s degree in International Security and Global Governance.

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