Simon Margrave

Director

Nairobi

Simon is a Director within the Crisis and Security Consulting practice, based in Nairobi, Kenya. His role centres on the management of long-term projects in the region, including the recruitment, deployment and management of specialist consultants for assignments throughout East Africa. He currently manages a range of projects, with consultants deployed on tasks covering several sectors.

  • Africa
  • Creating a Resilient Organisation
  • Creating a Secure Organisation
  • Resolving Critical Issues and Crises


Simon is a Director within the Crisis and Security Consulting practice, based in Nairobi, Kenya. His role centres on the management of long-term projects in the region, including the recruitment, deployment and management of specialist consultants for assignments throughout East Africa. He currently manages a range of projects, with consultants deployed on tasks covering several sectors.

Simon also manages the Crisis and Security Consulting team in Nairobi and advises clients on security solutions for their operations in East Africa. Prior to moving to Kenya he was based in London as an Operations Manager.


Simon’s recent consulting experience includes:
  • Project management for a major oil and gas project in northern Kenya, including the deployment and management of more than 50 personnel. The project draws on a range of services, including security management, logistics, journey management, analysis and 24/7 operational support.
  • Project management for a European government providing armed security support to its embassy in Kenya.
  • Project management of a task supporting an international telecommunications client in Kenya. The task includes supporting an embedded consultant who has a regional security remit from a strategic down to operational level.


Before joining Control Risks, Simon worked in operational research in the UK Civil Service. Previously, he worked as a researcher for two charities helping children with brain injuries. Simon has a degree in Behavioural Sciences and a Masters in International Security and Global Governance.

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