Paddy McGuinness | Brunswick Group
Paddy McGuinness

Paddy McGuinness

Senior Advisor, London

Paddy McGuinness is a Senior Adviser at Brunswick Group, supporting clients on crisis and resilience and the interplay between geopolitics, national security and their transactions. He works closely with the firm’s regional and specialist leads across Technology, Cyber, Litigation, Geopolitical, Activism and Competi-tion and Regulatory Affairs.

From 2014 – 2018, Paddy was the UK’s Deputy National Security Advisor for Intelligence, Security and Resilience, advising two successive British Prime Ministers on UK Homeland Security policy, capabilities and related legislation. This included the UK’s National Risk Assessment and ability to respond to and recover from all hazards and threats, National crisis response and coordination, Cyber strategies, Counter Terrorism and approach to managing Hostile State Activities including the resilience of Critical National Infrastructure.  He also chaired the Investment Security Group, reviewing FDI and M&A for National Security purposes.

As a Foreign Service officer, Paddy led variously on Counter Terrorism, aspects of Cyber, the Middle East, Iran, Counter Proliferation and Africa. He served overseas in the Middle East and Europe and has been an envoy on Yemen, Counter Terrorism, and National Security and Law Enforcement access to data. 

Away from Brunswick, Paddy works with Governments advising on their Resilience and with Private Equity on emerging technologies.  He is a co- founder of Oxford Digital Healthcare and Venari Security and advises the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy.



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