Chris Kelsall - Senior Crisis Consultant

Chris Kelsall brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Crisis Shield UK team. He has over 25 years’ experience in finance, commercial and risk management roles, based in London, Hong Kong and Sydney.


During this time, he has spent several years in executive and non-executive Board level/ leadership roles, with public quoted companies in the UK, Australia and the Middle East in the upstream oil and gas, resources, alternative energy and oil services sectors.


More recently, as COO for HSBC Global Banking Europe, among other things, Chris supervised operational, financial crime and major incident risk management in a number of countries in Europe and Africa, including the major hubs in the UK, France and Germany. In addition, he supervised the successful delivery of major business transformation projects, including Brexit.


Through NetZero Solutions, Chris now advises Boards and management teams in relation to business scale up and development, fundraising, transformation, restructuring and turnaround. 


This includes collaboration with Crisis Shield UK, when required, to provide integrated support to businesses seeking to manage critical incidents and distressed situations.

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