An international authority on hostage and crisis negotiation, Andrew is described as a gentle giant.
He is very tactically aware, a good listener and a natural negotiator who brings mutually agreeable resolutions to crisis incidents.
He assists people to travel safely across the globe to conduct business and helps humanitarians to keep safe as they work in challenging environments to aid others.
Andrew B Brown
LEAD ASSOCIATE: TRAVEL SAFETY
A former police Commander, Chief Inspector (retd) Andrew B Brown is an internationally renowned negotiator.
He has specialist knowledge and experience in dealing with kidnap for ransom and hostage/crisis incidents, particularly in maritime environments; in designing conflict de-escalation skills for military operations; and in acting as an expert witness to judicial inquiries on the response to hostage taking.
A Fellow of the Chartered Management and Security Institutes, he has developed advanced negotiation and crisis leadership skills for major corporations, public policy and world-class sports coaches. He guides organisations and business leaders in how to travel safely on business and ensure that the requirements of duty of care are met.
His doctoral studies and experience in Afghan and African kidnappings have led him to research, critique and advise International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) on how to prepare, prevent and respond to the threat of international kidnap. His work with a faith-based INGO as the Chief Security Officer has enabled its personnel to operate safely in often-hostile environments as they reach refugees and guide them to a better life.
As a Fulbright Alumnus, he continues to teach advanced tactics to many law-enforcement agencies including NYPD, USMS and the FBI where he advised and critiqued their response to a national maritime terrorist exercise. Published in his field, he is an advisor to the editorial boards of the Criminal Psychology & Criminal Investigations Journal, the Forensic Research & Criminology International Journal, and Crisis Response Journal.