Ed Butler is Head of Risk Analysis at Pool Re which supports the resilience of the UK economy by reinsuring terrorism risk that others will not or cannot. He was previously Chairman of Salamanca Risk Management.

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

Butler has a unique set of skills and experiences having spent over 30 years in the geo-political, intelligence, counter terrorist, risk control and security arena; the last 8 of these in the commercial risk consultancy space, helping to build 2 entrepreneurial businesses.

Butler now advises on terrorist threats and risks and has a long track record of delivering results, both commercially and in the military, in extremely challenging environments. By drawing on his extensive experiences, dealing with uncertainty and all types of risk, he is able to help leaders and managers cope with the multitude of challenges that face decision makers in these unprecedented times.

Butler has a degree in Politics and International Relations from Exeter University and MAs in Military Technology and Defence Studies from Cranfield University.