William Brown


  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Organisational Resilience

William leads Control Risks’ crisis and resilience consulting team in the Middle East from our Dubai office. He has worked in risk management, business continuity, crisis management and IT disaster recovery, cyber and resilience since 1997. William has been based in Dubai for the last three years working extensively across the Middle East and North Africa, Europe, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. He has a track record of designing and delivering major assignments, having worked across multiple sectors, from financial services, oil and gas and mining, to retail, real estate and hospitality.

Recent tasks that William has worked on include:

  • Leading and participating in some of the largest global crisis simulation exercises involving up to 180 organisations and 5,000 participants worldwide. Scenarios included simulated terrorism (physical), pandemic and cyber terrorism. 
  • Managing a project to create an integrated programme of risk, business continuity and crisis management for a large hospitality sector client. The project included reviewing and refining the risk register (the existing register had more than 5,000 line items) and prioritising risks and threats. This enabled the creation of a realistic list of scenarios against which the client could create response plans and develop, implement and test those plans. 
  • Leading a project to design and deliver business continuity and IT disaster recovery planning for one of the UAE’s most prominent businesses.

  • Prior to joining Control Risks, William worked at several multinational accounting firms, leading their business resilience practices in the UK and the Middle East.


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