Ed Butler

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Ed Butler

Former Brigadier in the Army, now advises companies on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Ed Butler is Executive Chairman of Salamanca Risk Management. SRM is a specialist risk management company focusing on Corporate and Private Security and Risk Management solutions.

From 2008 to 2010 Ed was Managing Director of Corporates for Crisis. In this role, he advised companies on the political, social and community risks surrounding their investments and operations in emerging markets, including the design and delivery of bespoke community relations strategies.

Previously, Ed spent 24 years… 

Ed Butler is Executive Chairman of Salamanca Risk Management. SRM is a specialist risk management company focusing on Corporate and Private Security and Risk Management solutions.

From 2008 to 2010 Ed was Managing Director of Corporates for Crisis. In this role, he advised companies on the political, social and community risks surrounding their investments and operations in emerging markets, including the design and delivery of bespoke community relations strategies.

Previously, Ed spent 24 years in the British Army where he spent the majority of his time on active service with 22 SAS. He left as one of the youngest and most respected officers of his generation. He achieved high acclaim as Commander of British Forces during the break-in battle into Southern Afghanistan in 2006 having previously commanded 22 SAS during the period over 9/11.

Ed has unique tactical and strategic level experience of counter-insurgency, crisis management and peace-building campaigns that have employed coercion and community development to leverage political and social change, to improve quality of life and to increase community consent. He has led such operations at Headquarters level and on the front line including: Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone. Ed also has exceptional skills and experiences in Confrontation Analysis, political to tactical mediation, negotiation and complex project management.

He has an Honours degree in Politics and International Relations, from Exeter University and MAs in Military Technology and Defence Studies from Cranfield University. From 2003 to 2005 he directed the UK Defence Academy's Higher Command and Staff Course. He was awarded the MBE in 1997, was awarded the DSO in 2002 and appointed CBE in 2006; he has also been Mentioned in Despatches and twice received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service.

 

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