Michael Walton

Partner

Basra

Michael Walton manages Control Risks business in Southern Iraq, based in Basra. He shares this role with Jake Little. Predominantly the business provides protective services and a range of support options to mitigate the complex security, political and operational risks associated with conducting business in Iraq.

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Michael Walton manages Control Risks business in Southern Iraq, based in Basra. He shares this role with Jake Little. Predominantly the business provides protective services and a range of support options to mitigate the complex security, political and operational risks associated with conducting business in Iraq. Michael works with a large number of Fortune 500 companies, predominately those in the energy sector, and manages a workforce of 1000 people and over 300 B6 armoured vehicles.


Highlights of Michael’s experience include:
  • Managing the business successfully through period of change driven by a lower oil price and fundamental change to the market conditions in Iraq whilst ensuring the business remained wholly compliant to an emerging and dynamic regulatory environment.
  • Delivering rapid mobilisation of the security elements of major energy related projects whilst ensuring quality of product was maintained and clients’ expectations met.
  • Advising a range of clients as they seek to enter the Iraq market.


Before joining Control Risks, Michael enjoyed a successful 17 year career in the British Army as a Senior Non Commissioned Officer in the Royal Signals and UKSF Group. He enjoyed a varied career which included operational deployments in Northern Ireland, the Middle East, the Balkans and Sub Saharan Africa. 

Michael has a Master’s degree in security risk management from Leicester University.

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