Managing Director – Aegis Response
John joined Aegis in 2012 as Managing Director Response. Born in Canada with dual Canadian and British Nationality, John previously served for 12 years in intelligence before running his first insured Kidnap for Ransom (K&R) case in 1993. With over 20 years experience dealing with K&R/Threat Extortion, John is recognised internationally as a leading and experienced case manager and response expert.
Before joining Aegis, John was Vice President at Kroll (Security Division), where he was responsible for the Kidnap for Ransom 24/7 Crisis Response Practice. There he had access to case histories dating back to 1977, from which he was able to draw further knowledge. When Kroll sold its K&R business, John moved his team to AKE where he set up and directed the kidnap practice for several years prior to moving to Aegis.
Director – Americas
Wells joined Aegis in 2012 as a Senior Response Consultant, based in Washington DC. Born in the USA, he served as an officer in US Army Infantry and Special Forces. He advised on his first insured K&R case in 1999. With 13 years of K&R/Threat Extortion experience, Wells is globally recognised as a leading response specialist.
Prior to joining Aegis, Wells worked in a number of positions within Control Risks including Vice President of Control Risks Group (US), where he was a leader in the crisis and security management practice. Wells adds a wealth of experience, knowledge, best practice and senior management ability to the Aegis Response Team.
Director – Asia Pacific
Warwick joined Aegis in 2012 as a Senior Response Consultant, based in Sydney. Born in Australia, he served as an officer in the British Army, initially in the Parachute Regiment and later with 22 SAS. Warwick has over 15 years K&R/Threat Extortion experience.
He began his response career with Control Risks, and later moved to Pinkerton BRI, with responsibility for all crisis response in Asia Pacific. He then spent 9 years with NYA International, where he also worked as the response team case manager. Warwick is a highly regarded and experienced consultant, well known in the K&R, Threat Extortion and Piracy sectors.