Team Biographies - Rick McConnell.


•  Corporate Security Consultant
•  Coach and Mentor
•  Tutor - Burrill Green Corporate Security Business School
•  Security Leadership Recruitment Selection Panel

Rick McConnell joined us from Euroclear SA/NV in October 2013.

Euroclear is the world's largest provider of domestic and cross-border settlement and related services for bond, equity, derivatives and fund transactions. Euroclear is designated critical national infrastructure in 5 western European countries.

Rick was recruited by Euroclear in 2005 as CSO. Over time he took responsibility for crisis management, business resilience and then all operational risks within the Enterprise Risk Management framework. He has worked with Government agencies defining risk appetite, assessing risks and defining control maturity levels across the full spectrum of operational risks for many years.

Previously Rick was the Regional Security Director EMEA at Kraft Foods International (now Mondelez) for 3 years. He was responsible for crisis management and all physical and personnel matters at 139 offices and factories in 29 countries.

Before moving into corporate security Rick had a full career in the UK Royal Air Force (RAF). His final post was in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) as the inaugural Director, Defence Security Standards Organisation (DSSO). The DSSO accredited strategic defence ICT systems and monitored the roll out of risk-based security across the MOD. Earlier he was Director of Security & Provost Marshal (RAF). Rick has extensive experience in the areas of counter intelligence, counter terrorism, nuclear security and the logical, personnel and physical security disciplines.

A law graduate, Rick McConnell was a Defence Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge and is an alumnus of the George C Marshall Centre, Garmisch-Partenkirchen. He is a Fellow of the UK Security Institute and Council member of The Risk and Security Management Forum.


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Rick McConnell

burrill green publications

value from security

This book "Value From Security" demonstrates what security's real capabilities are, and what needs to be done to realise them. The experiences presented have occurred in real organisations, globally, that are reaping the rewards of being at the vanguard of this new approach to security management.

crossing the line

"Crossing The Line" is about crossing the very real line that separates the worlds of public and private security and risk management. It is a guide for key players who are thinking of switching sectors and roles and moving from one kind of organisation and operating culture to another often significantly different one.

Elastic Truth.

Elastic Truth

The book, which contains and draws upon a thesis on interrogation by David Burrill, sets a contemporary context surveying ways that truth and lies are increasingly entwined and legitimised to support behaviour that is unjustifiable and offers hope through the application of some humane principles.

Career Trasition Success.

career Transition Success

How to make successful transitions between public and private sectors in corporate security and risk management, it is a guide for key players, especially at senior level. There are lessons for all potential movers and for those needing to find, keep and develop outstanding talent.