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Kenneth (Ken) Perry
Managing Director and founder of Cosain Consultancy
After gaining over 10 years of experience serving in The elite British Military unit 1 Para, Ken has spent the last 17 years working in the private sector. operating in diverse environments throughout Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Africa, Asia, the USA, and Latin America. His Intensive experience and involvement in supporting clients and businesses has allowed him to understand nuances in many cultures, especially in the Arabic world and Africa.
He has worked across the full spectrum of Industry sectors, Including International media, high ranking political and foreign royalty luminaries, NGOs, energy, and infrastructure providers as well as high-profile and ultra-high-net-worth clients.
His key skills highlight are developing cost effective high production services, which Include crisis management, high risk consultancy and risk assessment ,
and logistical support. He has extensive training experience, honed both in the military and private sector.
Andrew joined the Special Air Service Regiment (SAS) in 1979 after six years in 2nd BN Parachute Regiment. His operational experience includes taking part in the classic Special Forces Raid on Pebble Island during the Falklands campaign. As an Instructor in the SAS, he worked with Government and International Law Enforcement Agencies and achieved a good grounding in strategic security. He also served in Counter Revolutionary Warfare and other specialist departments.
Andrew formed AKE Ltd in 1991 as a specialist risk mitigation company, which became an international market leader. He personally designed and delivered the first commercial safety course to prepare journalists for operating in hostile environments in 1993. This type of training has since become mandatory for most major media. Andrew was involved in successfully enabling clients to operate more effectively in the most challenging environments. He pioneered new approaches to the successful management and resolution of crisis such as kidnapping.
Andrew left AKE in February 2015 to follow new challenges in the development of security projects and services. Andrew brings to Cosain Consultancy over 30+ years specialising in the support of International News Networks and High Risk Consultancy Operations.
Will is a former NCO, in the Household Cavalry, Mounted and Armoured regiment.
Serving with the Regiment in Bosnia and Iraq.
After Leaving the armed forces in 2005, Will moved into the Private security industry, working in Afghanistan, where he was the European Union Head of Missions Close Protection Team Leader. Since then, Will has worked internationally managing teams.
Will, is now Cosains Operations Manager / Media Safety Advisor.
When not on a Media task himself, Will covers the operational side for Cosain globally, Monitoring the team’s daily activities, and ensuring the teams have 100% support 24 hours a day.
Madeleine Kelly is a member of the COSAIN Administrative team. Originally from the United States, she has recently relocated to Ireland to continue her career. She has extensive experience with both administrative work and as a freelance conflict journalist. Her notable coverage includes the Hong Kong Extradition protests in 2019, the 2020 Black Lives Matter movement, the 2021 January 6th Insurrection at the United States Capital and most recently the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Paul Pinder served in the UK armed forces, and has worked for the emergency services since 2001 both private and NHS. Following this Paul moved to working for the security industry in 2011 in the Middle East, working as a Tier 2 Medic, Trauma medic for oil exploration company and managing clinics services, in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Paul also has experience with remote medicine in Asia, the Middle East, Central America, and the South Pacific. His passions include not only medicine but also teaching, learning and experiencing new work environments. “