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The Risk Advisory Group is the parent company of Janusian Security Risk Management.


The board

  • Philip Keevil received BA and MA degrees in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University, and an MBA degree from Harvard University with High Distinction as a Baker Scholar. He is a senior partner at Compass Advisers. Prior to joining Compass in December 2005, he was a managing director of Citigroup Global Markets, serving as Chairman of Citigroup's European Equity and Fixed Income Commitment Committees. He joined Citigroup’s Salomon Brothers in 1995, initially as a managing director and head of International Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), and ultimately served as the head of European M&A, a position he held through the merger to form Citigroup and the combination with Schroders. Prior to Salomon he was responsible for S.G. Warburg's corporate finance and equity capital markets businesses in North America.
  • Nigel Turnbull Non-Executive Director Nigel Turnbull graduated as a scientist from St Andrews University and was then articled as an accountant in the City of London. He joined The Rank Group as finance director in 1987, retiring in 1999. He was chairman of the working party responsible for providing guidance to directors on internal control which created the Turnbull Report. In addition to his position with The Risk Advisory Group, he is on the council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and is chairman or non-executive director of a number of companies.
  • Chris Batterham Non-Executive Director Chris Batterham graduated from Cambridge University in 1976 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1979. He worked for a variety of businesses before joining Unipalm Group plc (now UUNET) as group finance director in 1993, where he was involved in its flotation on the London Stock Exchange. He is non-executive director of a number of companies including SDL plc and The Sporting Exchange Ltd (Betfair).
  • General Sir Mike Jackson Non-Executive Director General Sir Mike Jackson was Chief of the General Staff of the British Army between February 2003 and August 2006. He began his military career with a commission into the Intelligence Corps in 1963, transferring to the Parachute Regiment in 1970. From 1984 onwards he held a succession of command appointments including 1st Battalion of the Parachute Regiment, 39 Infantry Brigade, 3rd (United Kingdom) Division, IFOR Multinational Division Southwest in Bosnia, Commander Kosovo Force, and Commander in Chief Land Command. During his career he completed an in-service degree in Russian studies, served on the Directing Staff at Staff College, Senior Directing Staff at the Joint Service Defence College and completed a Service Fellowship at Cambridge in 1989, where he wrote a paper on the future of the British Army. He was educated at Stamford School, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Birmingham University. He was awarded the MBE in 1979, the CBE in 1992, the CB in 1996, the KCB in 1998, the DSO in 1999 and the GCB in 2004.
  • Bill Waite Group Chief Executive Officer Bill Waite obtained his first law degree in 1982 and in 1995 he gained an LLM in corporate and commercial law from University College London. He was called to the Bar in 1984, where he practised common law, specialising in criminal defence work. In 1991 he was invited to join the Serious Fraud Office as a case controller. He was a founding director of The Risk Advisory Group and was made CEO in 2002. He specialises in assisting clients in managing critical issues.
  • Richard Prior Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer Richard Prior is a graduate in Russian language and literature from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London. Following a career in the downstream of the international oil industry, he joined the investigative industry in 1992, focusing on business intelligence in the energy industry with a particular emphasis on the former Soviet Union and the Middle East. In 1994 he relocated to the Russian Federation where he led the establishment of a business intelligence consultancy. In 1997, as a founder member of The Risk Advisory Group, he participated in the establishment of its Russian office before returning to London in 1999. He has specialised in advising companies operating or acquiring businesses in emerging markets. Furthermore, he has managed numerous assignments encompassing pre-acquisition due diligence and providing strategic advice in the context of acquisitions and major investments.
  • Toby Cotton Finance Director Toby Cotton joined The Risk Advisory Group in 2003. He has a degree in history and politics, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. After graduating he joined the British Railway Board as a management trainee and qualified as an accountant. Following a period working for Scottish & Newcastle Breweries, he became finance director to a number of law firms. He successfully negotiated and managed two separate mergers and has extensive experience of managing and developing professional service firms.
  • Dr. David Claridge Managing Director, Janusian Security Risk Management David Claridge is a recognised specialist in the assessment of terrorist threats. He has worked in the security consultancy industry since 1998, assisting predominantly commercial clients to identify, quantify and manage the risk to their operations from terrorism and other forms of asymmetric warfare. He was involved in establishing the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews, and was operational director of the Centre prior to entering the private sector. He received his PhD in international relations from the University of St Andrews.[1]

Revolving door


  1. The Board, accessed 8 January 2008
  2. The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments Ninth Report 2006-2008 Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, accessed 4 November 2014