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    Rachel Briggs OBE is a leading expert on security. Her report, The Business of Resilience, is regarded as the blueprint for effective global corporate security, and companies in Europe and North America regularly seek out her advice, consultancy and benchmarking services. She has worked with many of the world’s largest corporations, received the International Security Management Association (ISMA) Outstanding Individual award in 2016 and was a board member of the Risk and Security Management Forum (RSMF).


    Her work has directly influenced government policy, she was Co-Chair of the European Commission’s working group on tackling online extremism and has served on a number of UK Foreign Office boards.


    She is an experienced non-profit leader; she was Founding Executive Director of Hostage US and the first Director of Hostage International, which provide care and support services for hostages and their families. Rachel was awarded an OBE in 2014 for her work with hostages.


    Rachel has written for national newspapers and magazines, including The Washington Post, the Financial Times and Foreign Policy, is a frequent commentator on broadcast media, and was featured as the Saturday Profile in The New York Times. She was profiled by FifTV as one of the top 50 women changing the United States.


    Rachel is former Chair, and current member, of the Board of Directors of the Global Center on Cooperative Security, an Associate Fellow of Chatham House and a member of Jim’s Legacy Advisory Council at the James W Foley Legacy Foundation. She is also a Risk Practitioner at the RANE Network, which connects its experts with a global membership of millions in the private sector.