Strategically positioned at the crossroads of the Middle East, the UAE represent a dynamic and vibrant region characterized by its rapid growth, diverse economies, and rich cultural heritage.
The UAE Chapter serves as a collaborative platform, bringing together professionals, thought leaders and industry experts to exchange knowledge, insights and best practices in the field of strategic risk management. It will strive to foster a community where ideas are shared, connections are made and innovative solutions are developed to tackle the diverse array of risks that organisations face in this dynamic environment.
By leveraging our collective expertise and experiences, the UAE Chapter offers a wide range of resources, including workshops, seminars, conferences and networking events, designed to enhance your understanding of strategic risk management and its application within the UAE context.
Additionally, we are honored to have Mark Nuttall as the Chair and Adam Green as Vice Chair of the UAE Chapter.
As someone with over 25 years of experience in law enforcement, governance, security, business, and risk management, Mark has developed a deep understanding of both the public and private sectors. He has held leadership roles in various organisations, including law enforcement, international agencies, and corporations. His unique background allows him to expertly coach and advise C-level executives on risk, AML, security, and business foundation principles, enabling them to minimise negative impacts and capitalise on positive opportunities.
Throughout his career, he has worked across MENA, JAPAC, Europe, and the Caribbean. He has held the power of attorney for a large risk business, and founded businesses which have operated nationally and internationally. This has given him a keen insight into profit and loss management, marketing, governance, and partnerships, and he is experienced at guiding organisations toward successful growth while trimming away any unnecessary obstacles, whilst still advising them on core strategic risk and security matters.
His expertise has led him to advise C-suite executives and international office holders on an international scale. He also serves as a judge for regulatory awards, speaks at global events, and contributes to various publications such as journals, books, and news articles as an author, including 5 for publishing houses.
His status in the region is reflected in his appointment as the Chapter Chair for the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM) in the United Arab Emirates, as well as sitting on the advisory committee for the Security Leaders’ Summit 2024, held at Intersec Dubai.
He holds a Master’s Degree in International Security, alongside 3 professional qualifications, and he is a fellow and member of 6 learned institutes which all confer him with 10 esteemed post-nominals. His post-nominal letters are as follows: MA, CAMS, CPP, PMP, FCMI, FICA, F.Inst.PA, F.ISRM, FRSA, MSID.
“I have 22 years of practical security experience within corporate environments, televised high-profile events, mega projects, and protective security projects within EMEA, Central Asia and Oceania, with extensive experience within the MENAP region.
Experienced multicultural business leader with practical, on the ground operational experience, and tactical experience within large command centres providing directive and leadership at silver command level.
Providing fit-for-purpose, collaborative documentation, and leadership, within large scale events, corporate environments, and protective security projects, on an international level. These include, but are not limited to, the creation, development, and implementation of Policies, Plans and Procedures. Threat, Vulnerability, and Risk Assessments (TVRA’s), Crisis Management Plans, and Business Continuity Planning.
I have the maturity and the soft skills to be able to communicate with my peers and team members in the appropriate manner and can be trusted to exhibit personal sincerity and sound judgement when discussing any security related matters with internal and external stakeholders.
I am an experienced C-Suite communicator, able to deliver meaningful, accurate, proportionate, concise information to decision makers, in a non-complex security format. I have the proven ability to bridge cultural differences and find common ground with local nationals and manage and lead colleagues with the utmost professionalism whilst always being assertive and respectful. I am a proficient leader who can cut through complexity, without losing relevance, and adjust the delivery methods of my management and leadership to suit my audience and environment”.