Bob Young, BA, MA, LL.L is a senior security and intelligence consultant within the private, public, and academic sectors. Bob’s pragmatic application of threat, risk, and intelligence analysis incorporates both tactical and geopolitical information and provides leaders insight for strategic decision-making in crises. He was an executive manager with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) for 32 years before consulting in this field.
Bob held various national executive positions, including the Regional Director General for the Pacific Region of Canada. He was posted across Canada and in the Middle East, working on counterterrorism and counter-espionage national security investigations. His exposure to Canada’s and the world’s threats including terrorism, espionage, transnational organized crime, and hostile foreign state actors, provides our clients with a unique lens for assessing critical risks. Bob’s network includes his association with various representatives from the Canadian Associations of Chiefs of Police. Additionally, his network spans the broader global intelligence and security establishment, including both the public and private sectors. On behalf of CSIS and due to his professional reputation, he has presented and lectured at universities and conferences across Canada and overseas related to 21st Century critical risks.
Bob’s expertise includes managing risks posed by insider threats, inclusive of foreign and industrial espionage. With many years of executive experience, Bob has a skill set that includes a collaborative and inclusive work approach, strong interpersonal skills, a strategic perspective on issues affecting diverse stakeholders, proven networking abilities, and negotiation and conflict resolution capabilities.
Bob has a BA in Political Science, an MA in Conflict Analysis, and an LL.L law degree.
Based in Vancouver, he continues to provide critical risk consultancy services to clients in industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations worldwide.