Lloyd Figgins

Lloyd is a former police officer, soldier and expedition leader, who has worked in over 80 countries, including some of the world’s more hostile and remote regions. During his career as an international risk mitigator, Lloyd has encountered adversity in many forms, including coming face to face with militia in the jungles of Colombia, surviving an earthquake in Peru, evacuating clients during a coup in Madagascar and even escaping a targeted grenade attack in Syria.

He now uses his experiences to teach organisations and individuals the skills required to operate safely overseas. Lloyd’s highly acclaimed first book, Looking for Lemons – A Travel Survival Guide  is packed full of adventure, as well as containing essential travel safety tips.

Lloyd also practices what he preaches by applying his risk management strategies to his personal projects. In 2012, he and his rowing partner, completed a 3,200 mile row across the Atlantic Ocean in a 23ft plywood boat. In doing so they encountered pirates, sharks and 50ft waves and became the first pair ever to row non-stop and unsupported from Morocco to Barbados.

A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and internationally respected speaker on the subject of risk and crisis management, Lloyd often provides commentary in the media and has made regular appearances on the BBC and Sky News.