John Deverell, CBE

Lead Consultant

John is a former British Army senior officer who moved into the commercial world in 2009. John specialises in advising companies, family offices and governments on governance, risk and crisis management. Earlier commercial work included two years as a member of the Executive Leadership Team of the FTSE-100 company Invensys plc. He was responsible to the CEO for global security and for leading on the resolution of all potential crises. Over the following two years he advised clients on reputational and operational issues as an employee of King Worldwide in the City. In the British Army, he was responsible as a senior commander for a third of all personnel across the Army. Earlier in his military career he operated in the jungle, the desert, tanks, infantry, submarines and in Special Forces. He has lived and served in many countries, sometimes in very arduous conditions.

John has an MPhil in International Relations from Cambridge University and a diploma in Advanced Negotiation and Mediation Skills from Kent University’s Business School Executive Education Programme. He has appeared a number of times on national TV and radio, advising on risk, crisis and security.

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