Richard Wylde

Partner

London

As Control Risks’ Partner for Government and Defence, Richard oversees risk and security engagements with governments. It is a major element of Control Risks’ operations to work with UK and western governments, multilateral departments, and leading international commercial organisations close to government.

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As Control Risks’ Partner for Government and Defence, Richard oversees risk and security engagements with governments. It is a major element of Control Risks’ operations to work with UK and western governments, multilateral departments, and leading international commercial organisations close to government.


Examples of Richard’s recent work include:
  • Due diligence and compliance for investment or development programmes.
  • Security provision for Western governments in high threat locations,
  • Threat assessments, cyber capacity building, and aviation security.


Richard served for 28 years in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where he held senior positions in bilateral and security policy posts, with his final overseas posting being in Berlin where he was Counsellor Political.  Earlier in his service, Richard first posting was as UK’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Asian Commission in the Bangkok and Phnom Penh Embassies, and followed this with postings to Rome as First Secretary and Kabul as Counsellor.  Between postings abroad, Richard was responsible for policy and capability development in parts of Africa, South America and the Middle East.

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