Simon Fordham OBE
Simon Fordham is the Principal Partner of BGN Risk, trading style for BTG Global Risk Partners of the Begbies Traynor Group plc. He served in the British Military for 25 years (Colonel), including 15 years as a Special Forces officer before moving across to corporate life in 2004. He was awarded the MBE in 1990 and the OBE in 2000 for leading high profile security and intelligence operations.
As a professional practioner he has worked against the spectrum of adversaries: terrorists, insurgents, organised crime and single issue activists. He was the Director for the largest commercial multi faceted risk management operation to date in the UK. He is widely regarded as a subject matter expert for risk management, mitigation and due diligence operations in Africa, Europe and Central America.
He is internationally recognised as a crisis management expert and accomplished negotiator: dealing with kidnap, marine piracy, extortion and illegal detention.