12 09 18
The ICC Birmingham
Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA

The lifestyle financial planning conference


Richard Mullender

Ex Scotland Yard Hostage Negotiator

After military service and time in the private sector, Richard joined the Metropolitan police. He worked as a detective investigating serious crimes. Then one life-changing day he trained to become a hostage negotiator.

Richard’s skills were so well regarded that he was appointed Lead Trainer at Scotland Yard’s National Hostage and Crisis Negotiation Unit.

We’re not at liberty to tell you Richard’s full activities in defense of British subjects abroad. However he was part of the team that negotiated the high-profile release of three UN workers held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2004. And Richard’s listening expertise contributed to the intelligence that informed the rescue of Norman Kember in Iraq in 2006.

In the decade since leaving the police, Richard has established his own independent consultancy where his skills have been in high demand.

Training for law enforcement agencies including

  • Scotland Yard Crime Academy
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • The South African Directorate of Special Operations, aka The Scorpions
  • Police forces in Brazil, the Philippines and Cyprus

Advising international government bodies including

  • The United Nations
  • The World Food Programme (as consultant to the Head of Security)
  • The Maltese Government (pre-Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting)
  • The Indian secret services

Coaching for the public and private sector including

Accor Hotels BAE (Dettica) BNP Paribas Cambridge University CIMA IMI plc

Leeds University Norton Rose Oracle SAS Shell SJ Berwin TGI Fridays