About McMillan Cooper

Choose a scenario, a drilling manager on an oil rig offshore Indonesia, an accountancy firm partner staying in Jakarta or a Professor contributing to a research project in Johannesburg, whatever the scene, all of these individuals are ‘at work’, in unfamiliar surroundings and are, therefore, exposed to ‘reasonably foreseeable’ risks that their employers must, where possible, mitigate against.

McMillanCooper deals with people at the very top of the medical and security assistance, occupational health and geopolitical risk consultancies that solve these problems for clients both big and small around the world. We know what our clients need to know and we know where perception overcomes reality and, therefore, sustains risks to people, the environment, assets and, importantly, reputation. We know that in these dynamic professions of travel management, business continuity, crisis management and occupational health to name a few, there is the need to work together in sharing best practices and lessons learned both geographically and across industries. We know the real challenge is in tying these business functions together and aligning their goals with those of senior management and the company’s overall direction. Our business events present knowledge, empower thought, demonstrate success, expose potential failures and aim to displace perception with reality whilst introducing industry leading professionals to each other.

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Ben Cooper: Director

At 34, Ben has spent his entire career to date in the field of travel risk management. During several, multi-year international postings with International SOS, the worlds leading medical and travel security assistance company, Ben has gained extensive experience in supporting major clients access new markets by ensuring established and robust travel risk mitigations strategies, occupational health programs and management systems are in place. During his career within this maturing and developing field, working across a multi-stakeholder environment of corporate travel managers, human resources, occupational health, business continuity, risk, insurance and security managers, Ben saw the need for business events that brought these teams together in ‘the shared acquisition of knowledge and networks’.

Ben also acts as a consultant to several major corporate clients and leading academic institutions across the UK, Europe and Australia.

"Ben truly understands how major corporates can successfully access new markets, how they tackle travel risk and how they ensure duty of care"

Bridget Whitty
Corporate Travel Officer, Asciano

"Ben's ability to raise the agenda of travel risk within an organisation is invaluable, he brings internal teams and external providers together under aligned goals"

Nicola Goodridge
HR Director, Dints International

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Ron McMillan: Consultant

As the former Deputy Chairman of PWC in the Middle East, Ron knows the pressures of operating in an emerging market and of having responsibility for business travellers and expats who are operating outside of their home countries. Ron was involved with PWC’s response to the Arab Spring and its aftermath and has travelled extensively to many high risk locations. He also has personal experience of being medically evacuated from Mexico.

Ron has a keen interest in Travel Risk Management and his continued Board level involvement in major UK listed companies means his guidance to McMillanCooper is invaluable. Ron advises on the development of our business and events.


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James Goodenough: Production Advisor

James is a Director of Fingers in Pies, a London based video production company. James’s clients include major ‘blue chips’ such as CAPITA, CISCO and IKEA and he is an advisor, director and producer to major conference production companies globally. James acts as Production Advisor to McMillanCooper ensuring the quality and delivery of our event collateral and audio visual delivery.


Lawrence Tilley

Lawrence Tilley: Online Digital Marketing & Web Design

Lawrence's digital marketing expertise spans over 15 years, working with brands like Disney, Marvel & Corgi. As director and lead web designer for Design for Digital Ltd. Lawrence supports McMillan Cooper with online marketing strategies and bespoke web design services, providing innovative solutions to boost their web presence. His passion and dedication to each project is refreshing, understanding not only the clients goals but the web visitors too, creating a synergy between the two which improves results.

His company Design for Digital produces a wide range of 'umbrella' services include web design, development, domain management, hosting, social network management, content marketing and SEO. Lawrence bolsters the McMillan Cooper team with his vast knowledge of the 'internet' and we're happy to recommend these services to your project.