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Mr Martin Richards


(RETD) Chief Superintendent, Metropolitcan Police London

Martin spent thirty years in the Metropolitan Police London and retired at Chief Superintendent Rank. During this time he spent fifteen years as a hostage and crisis negotiator and coordinator. On numerous occasions he represented the UK Government, as strategic team leader during kidnap incidents of British subjects. Martin has led surveillance, public order and firearms teams and has designed and implemented national leadership, crisis management and firearms senior command training for all UK police forces. As an Associate Director at Control Risks, Martin managed and advised clients during several kidnap and crisis incidents. He created and delivered a varied programme of kidnap related training products in excess of 40 countries and wrote and reviewed a variety of crisis plans and company response protocols. As Regional Security Director APAC for Bloomberg LP, he was also global lead for all high risk travel where he enhanced risk assessment and briefing protocols. He also improved incident response by introducing a more robust method of documenting crisis incidents. Martin is a self-published author, is qualified as a teacher and national assessor and has an interest in cycling, hiking and all ocean related sport.