Chris Lawton

Chris Lawton

Head of High Risk Services

Chris joined First Option from Bloomberg L.P, where he developed their high risk team and supported the deployment of news and media teams. He was previously a member of the BBC High Risk Team, working in the UK and overseas with news, Arabic and Persian Services. Prior to that worked in risk management with the UN and NGO sector including the IFRC, WFP and World Vision. A former British Army Intelligence Corps officer, he holds a first class degree in English Literature from Sheffield University.

Chris leads our Hostile Environment Training and high risk advice and support from our training base in Kent.