About ILS

ILS was founded by George and Rebecca in 2010. The aim was to deliver quality security consultancy services to International Organisations, using the wealth of knowledge and experience they’d gained from working with NGOs in post-conflict environments and other complex settings.

Since then, the team has grown significantly and we are extremely proud to employ such a unique team of professionals.

 

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George Shaw

Co-Founder & Managing Director

George has led the development of ILS from its inception in 2010. He maintains oversight of all ILS’ service delivery and business development, with a specific focus on our Global Learning Programme. George has worked in aid and development since 2003, in both strategic and operational roles, in the UK and in various complex and post conflict settings around the world.

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Rebecca Maudling

Co-Founder & Director

Rebecca has led the strategic development of ILS since our inception. Today she oversees various functions of the business including strategic development and growth, financial management and sector engagement. She has a varied background including working in international development programmes in countries including Kenya, Ethiopia, India, Egypt and Pakistan.

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Dan Williamson

Director: Risk Advisory Services

Dan manages the Risk Advisory Team at ILS. He delivers our Quality Assurance Programme and oversees all Travel Risk Management and Risk Advisory Projects. Prior to joining ILS, Dan held senior positions at Marie Stopes International, MSF and Population Services International in Iraq, Darfur, Zimbabwe, Jordan, Kenya and South Sudan.

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Nathanael Jarrett

Strategic Risk Advisor

Nathanael is responsible for the delivery of specific strategic risk advisory projects. Prior to joining ILS, Nat’s career has included time with MSF, Action Against Hunger, Control Risks / i-SOS, the Red Cross movement (British Red Cross and ICRC) in a variety of complex contexts.

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Liam Chivers

Senior Risk Advisor

Liam delivers risk advisory projects to our clients in the UK and in the field. He has a special interest in Rights-Based work and Duty of Care. Liam joined the team after a 9-year stint in the British Armed Forces followed by 2 years with Deloitte as a Security Manager, looking after a workforce of 18,000 people.

 

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Tom Bendall

Senior Risk Advisor

Tom delivers risk advisory projects to our clients in the UK and in the field. He has a special interest in Risk Management Methodology, and works closely with our Academic clients. He also delivers a number of ILS’ training programmes. Tom joined ILS from the Red Cross Movement where he worked in the UK and Africa.

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Sabina Brimson

Senior Risk Advisor: Roving

Sabina delivers risk advisory projects and training for ILS’ clients in the field. She joined ILS from the Danish Refugee Council where she acted as Country Security Manager in South Sudan. Prior to that she worked for Oxfam as a Roving Security Advisor, and a Security Advisor to the British Red Cross. She works extensively with the East Africa and Middle East regions.

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Veronika Polgár

Security Officer

Veronika advises ILS clients on Travel Risk Management and Mitigation. She has a specific focus on Context Assessment and Threat Analysis. She joined ILS in 2017, having completed a Masters at the University of York in Post War Studies, and some time with UNDP in Kosovo.

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Rachel Felton

Operations Co-ordinator

Rachel is responsible for the administration, logistics and coordination of our global training programme. She has enjoyed a career in administration and holds a degree in Zoology and Ecology.

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Ruairí Rowan-O'Connor

Administrator

Ruairi is responsible for supporting the administration of the business from office admin to supporting the training and risk advisory teams. Prior to joining ILS he worked for the Fonthill Foundation as warehouse and donations manager.