Director, Risk Advisory

John Macpherson

Level 11 5 Martin Place Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
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John Macpherson is a director in our Ashurst Risk practice, Australia

John is a strategic risk specialist with more than 15 years' experience working with clients to protect growth and investment opportunities and bring pragmatic solutions to critical business issues.  He has worked with leadership teams and Boards to implement sustainable resilience frameworks, identify and manage emerging risks, build risk-led approaches to cyber and digital security and manage complex reputation, social, geo-political and regulatory risks throughout Asia.

As a crisis management advisor, John is retained to assist clients recover from high impact incidents and critical issues effecting operations and reputation, including employee misconduct and corporate governance failures, environmental disasters, regulatory enforcement, complex cross-broader corruption, intellectual property theft and corporate espionage, ransomware attacks and cyber breeches and commercial and joint venture disputes.

John also has extensive experience advising clients on the successful implementation of risk, compliance and business operations in challenging and higher risk markets, having held numerous leadership roles in China and across Asia Pacific.  He is retained globally to advise clients on managing the risk of unlawful state-actor detention and regulatory interference.

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