SOURCE: Control Risks

January 23, 2008 12:00 ET

Control Risks Adds to Its Crisis and Security Consulting Lineup in North America

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - Control Risks North America expands its commitment to excellence by announcing the appointments of leading business resilience and counter-terrorism expert Jonny Gray and foremost workplace violence expert John Lane. "I am extremely pleased that they have chosen to join our team of professionals in North America," said Jim Brooks, President and CEO. "Their combined experience, insight, and knowledge in the field will prove to be extremely beneficial to our clients."

Control Risks welcomes Jonny Gray as Senior Vice President and National Director, Crisis and Security Consulting. Based in Los Angeles, California, he is responsible for leading a team of professionals in the areas of business resilience and crisis and security consulting services and overseeing the delivery of solutions to clients in North America. Jonny was most recently Control Risks' Director and Head of Crisis and Security Consulting, EMEA, where he directed a team of experts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has advised clients on issues ranging from designing and implementing 'best practice' corporate security policies to managing direct action from single issue groups. A former Colonel with the British Army, Jonny is widely recognized as a counter-terrorism expert.

John Lane joins Control Risks as Vice President, Crisis and Security Consulting, after having a distinguished career in crisis management both in the private and public sector. Also based in Los Angeles, John will focus on the issue of workplace violence within the corporate environment, specializing in threat assessment, case management, the creation of prevention programs and response. Before joining the company, John was a partner in a threat assessment company, where he consulted with a variety of corporations and offered training relative to workplace violence issues. He also provided consultation to a variety of public figures who found themselves the object of inappropriate pursuit. Prior to that, John was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department and was considered the foremost law enforcement expert in the field of stalking and workplace violence.

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