Simon Fordham OBESimon Fordham is the principal Partner of BTG Global Risk Partners of the Begbies Traynor Group plc.

BTG GRP has 4 service lines: Risk , Investigations, Forensic Technology and Forensic Accounting – delivering novel and challenging assignments – with a global reach and serving a wide and diverse corporate client base – including governments and international organisations.

BGN Risk is the trading style for Crisis Management for BTG GRP. 3 service lines: crisis management, security consultancy and project management.

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.

He is widely regarded as a subject matter expert for risk management and mitigation; due diligence and investigation operations in Africa, Europe, Far East and Central America. This has included major assignments for energy, oil and gas majors and the spectrum of international Corporates.

As a professional practioner he was the Director for the largest commercial multi faceted risk management operation to date in UK/EMEA.

He is internationally recognised as a leading crisis management expert and accomplished negotiator: dealing with kidnap, marine piracy, extortion and illegal detention invariably with multi jurisdictional challenges.

An independent and creative thinker – he is a regular commentator and presenter for the delivery and development of commercial security and risk management.