Dan Williamson is a security risk management consultant at Open Briefing. Dan supports private foundations, international NGOs, individual defenders, and community organisations, particularly those at extreme risk or with complex needs. Dan has completed over 25 security audits, developed over 30 security risk management frameworks, and is a lead contributor to our series of open resources for human rights defenders. Dan served as our safety and security lead between 2017 and 2022. Before joining Open Briefing, Dan worked in the humanitarian and development sector for 10 years. He was the first global security manager for Marie Stopes International, where he previously served as the South Sudan country director. He also worked as interim head of mission, project coordinator, and operations manager in Zimbabwe, Darfur, and Iraq for Médecins Sans Frontières and as a project manager in Swaziland for PSI. Dan currently lives in Southeast Asia.
Security risk management consultant