Tom Patterson

Tom Patterson
Tom Patterson
Associate Director - Global Client Services, Control Risks

Tom Patterson is an Associate Director in Control Risks’ Global Client Services department in Singapore. He is responsible for managing the company’s online solutions in Asia Pacific, driving the launch and marketing of new products, and acting as the regional representative for Control Risks’ key alliances and strategic relationships. Prior to this, Tom was an Associate Director in Control Risks’ Maritime department in London, where he managed the company’s specialist maritime risk analysis team. Even earlier, he was an analyst in our Crisis Response division, where he specialised as a Somali piracy expert and liaised with various maritime authorities, including UKMTO and EU NAVFOR. Tom has contributed to a variety of media on subjects of security, kidnapping and piracy, including BBC World News, the Economist, Reuters and Lloyd’s List. He holds an MSc in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA in American studies and history from the University of Nottingham. He is certified in International Ship and Port Facility Security Code, and is an accredited Company Security Officer and Port Facility Security Officer.