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Richard Stephens

Richard Stephens

Managing Director, Risk Advisory Security & Intelligence

Richard Stephens is the Managing Director of the Risk Advisory Security & Intelligence practice. He is a senior leader of broad national and international experience who has worked extensively across the fields of security, risk and intelligence in the public and private sectors.

Richard has commanded teams from 12 to 1000 people on operations in hostile environments. He has led cross-departmental think tanks for the UK Government, has authored policy for several overseas administrations, he has conducted complex investigations for the Lloyd’s insurance market and helped to establish a leadership development programme in Iraq for oil executives. He has directed war crimes investigations in Syria and has established a law firm in the City of London that specialised in high-risk jurisdictions. 

Richard was awarded MBE for his leadership on counter-terrorism operations. He has a Master of Arts in Defence Studies from King’s College, London and a Master of Science (Distinction) in Leadership and Management. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and is a Chartered Manager.



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