National Security & Resilience Conference

Liam Morrissey

Liam Morrissey
Chief Executive Officer
MS Risk


Liam Morrissey was commissioned into the Canadian Forces in 1987. He served as a combat arms officer and held command and staff roles of increasing responsibility releasing early as a Major. He entered the private security sector in support of resources companies creating security programmes, resolving instances of employee kidnap, extortion and intimidation whilst directing commercial security operations, often in conflict environments. Appointed Head of Risk Management and Security in the international division of Tesco PLC in 2000, Liam managed the business through a series of sustained bombing campaigns in Ireland and Thailand. He adapted security processes across Tesco’s Asia, Central Europe and Middle East interests. He led international investigations into malicious product tamper and contamination, working transnationally in cooperation with law enforcement agencies, food producers and supply chain organisations. He went on to develop country evacuation and other crisis programmes for all 14 Tesco operating countries.

Upon leaving Tesco in 2005, Liam formed a security risk consulting practice that was later sold to an AIM listed professional services company. This business specialised in crisis response services for insurers. He re-formed this business unit as MS Risk Limited in 2011 and he is the Chief Executive Officer. The firm is established as advisers to Lloyd’s of London insurance syndicates covering specialty risk events: extortion, malicious product tamper, illegal detention, kidnap for ransom and hijacking, as well as enterprise risk analysis. MS Risk serves clients in many sectors including energy, mining, hospitality, retail, transportation, engineering, insurance, legal and financial services.