Nigel Churton

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"Mr. Nigel Churton has been an International Senior Adviser - GRIP of FTI Consulting, Inc., since September 2014. Mr. Churton serves as Company Secretary of The Security Institute. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Control Risks Group Holdings Limited since April 2001. He has more than 30 years of experience providing counsel to clients on international affairs, security and commercial risks. He has developed pre-eminent security engineering and risk management security services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa ("EMEA") and Asia Pacific, where he gained experience in the identification and acquisition of specialist niche businesses. Mr. Churton also has extensive field experience specialising in intelligence and counter-terrorism activities, serving as an officer in the British Army for 11 years, for which he was awarded an MBE. Mr. Churton joined Control Risks Group in 1980 as a consultant advising corporations on resolving incidents of kidnap and extortion. He has personally handled or managed over 100 incidents of kidnap and product extortion worldwide, and was appointed Case Manager in 1982. In 1985 Mr. Churton moved to Australia to set up Control Risks Pacific P/L and was responsible for developing its services in the Asia Pacific region; creating the pre-eminent security engineering and risk management business in the country. In this role he was also responsible for the identification and acquisition of some small specialist niche businesses which were added to the business. In 1988 he returned to London as Director of the UK-based business and later the same year was appointed as Group Managing Director. Prior to joining Control Risks he completed an apprenticeship in the Wine and Spirits Industry. Mr. Churton serves as Company Secretary of The Security Institute. He served as Chairman of Cybyl Technologies, an internet intelligence surveillance company from 2010 to 2013. He served as Vice Chairman of Control Risks Group Ltd. Mr. Churton has lectured extensively around the world on security related problems including kidnap, corporate extortion, issue management, crisis management, the problems of investing in emerging markets and other security related crimes. He has had many articles published in trade publications and newspapers world-wide and has been interviewed on both radio and television at times of major corporate crime and world events. Mr. Churton has contributed to the scripting of the BBC television programme “Hypotheticals” which places a panel of businessmen, lawyers and other relevant people into real situations and asks them to resolve them as the Board of it concerned, and has also appeared on the programme as a participant. Mr. Churton sat as a member of the Advisory Board to the Security Industry Authority from 2002 to 2004, and as a member of the Port of Logistics Board within the UK Department of Trade from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Churton is also a member and past President of the International Security Management Association, and served as Master of the Worshipful Company of Distillers. He has 11-year career, as a commissioned officer, in the British Army, serving in Africa, the Middle East, Cyprus, Germany and the United Kingdom. He specialised in intelligence and counter-terrorism activities for which he was made a Member of the British Empire (MBE)." [1]


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  1. bloomberg Nigel Churton, organizational web page, accessed December 20, 2017.