New York's top cop to head up Irish-led firm's cyber security and anti-terror unit
Published 04/08/2016 | 02:30
New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton is to join Irish-led global advisory firm Teneo as senior managing director and executive chairman of Teneo Risk.
Teneo Risk is a new division set up to advise global firms on risk identification, prevention and response.
Commissioner Bratton will join the company in September after his retirement from the Police Department.
Mr Bratton will head up a new division that will advise clients across the areas of cyber risk and security, smart city planning, crises response, and terrorism preparedness.
Teneo, which is headed up by Declan Kelly, has recently added Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll as a sports advisor.
Mr Kelly welcomed the Commissioner - who's famous for the 'zero tolerance' approach to crime - to the company.
"In a world of increasing uncertainty and instability, ceos and business leaders are now, more than ever, looking for advice on critical risk and security issues from trusted, proven experts.
"Commissioner Bratton brings unparalleled expertise that will benefit our clients around the globe," he said.
The addition of Mr Bratton follows a recent deal by Teneo to acquire Irish PR firm PSG Communications.
Mr Kelly bought PSG back in July but no official sum was announced. "I am extremely impressed with the global business Teneo has built over the last five-years and I believe in the firm's focus on working with the ceosof the world's largest companies," Commissioner Bratton said. Co-founded by Mr Kelly in 2011, Teneo now employs over 550 people in 14 locations.