Simon Adamsdale


  • Europe
  • Protective Services
  • Cyber Incident Response
  • Kidnap, Extortion and Threat Response

Simon Adamsdale is one of the founders of Control Risks. During a 40 year career he has worked in a wide variety of roles in the company including a 3 year period in Washington DC when its first US office was set up in 1980. He was responsible for helping create and establish policies & procedures for providing advice to companies and families affected by kidnap and a wide variety of extortions. After returning to the UK, he occupied a number of management positions including directing crisis management & security operations and business development.

Recent tasks that Simon has worked on include:

  • London based support for Control Risks Latin American offices including attendance at and organisation of events providing information for European investors about resilience, compliance and security requirements throughout the continent.
  • Annual attendance at the National Convention of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) conference in the US for an almost unbroken sequence of 40 years.
  • On-going support to the global account management system including direct client contact with existing and prospective clients including identification of active leads from networking activity in London and wherever opportunities arise.
  • Occasional business development and liaison visits to Spanish and Latin American markets to raise Control Risks profile and provide internal education re the company history and culture.

  • Simon has had wide experience of operations in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and throughout Latin America, where he remains active. Before joining Control Risks, Simon served in the British army seeing active service in the Green Jackets and Special Air Service in Borneo, the Malay Peninsula, Oman and Northern Ireland.

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