Mark Lowe co-founded the Maritime Security Review in 2009 and is currently the Editor-in-Chief.
Prior to his involvement in publishing Mark spent 23 years abroad working in the fields of security and risk assessment. In addition to his work in the private sector he worked for almost a decade as a consultant to the Italian Government’s overseas security agency. During this period he conducted both advisory and operational roles. His responsibilities lay principally in the field of investigations, risk assessment, and intelligence gathering. Mark was involved in the resolution of several cases of kidnapping in countries as diverse as Russia, Iraq, Somalia, Egypt, and Afghanistan.
Mark continues to work abroad advising a number of clients from sectors as diverse as defence, banking, energy and shipping in regards to security and risk assessment. In addition to security consulting and risk analysis he also specialises in the design and delivery of personal security, business security, and hostile environment training courses.
Until 2008 Mark was the Italian representative of the Brussels based International News Safety Institute. In this role his responsibilities included the promotion of security awareness amongst Italian media operators and the training of frontline correspondents.
Mark is a qualified Port and Facility Security Officer (PFSO) and Ship Security Officer (SSO).
Contact Mark at: firstname.lastname@example.org