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About Martin Purbrick

Martin Purbrick is a consultant, analyst, and writer who spent 32 years working in Asia in corporate risk management, law enforcement, and sports integrity.

He now writes for journals and news publications, including published work in Asian Affairs, the Jamestown Foundation, the Scotsman, the South China Morning Post, and Ming Pao News. His focus is on organised crime, corruption, law enforcement, and in particular these issues in relation to China and the rest of Asia.​

As Director of Security & Integrity for the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Martin was responsible for integrity management, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, financial crime investigations, customer due diligence, and security risk management in the most successful horse racing and sports betting operator in the world.

As Director of Security & Travel Safety for McKinsey & Co, Martin managed client confidentiality for the Firm's 90 offices in more than 40 countries, travel safety for over 17,000 employees, the response to several kidnappings in Latin America, evacuation from Beirut in 2006 during the Israeli offensive, risk management for client engagements in Afghanistan, Iraq, Papua New Guinea, and various other crises.

As Asia Investigations Manager for Intel Corporation, Martin managed investigations across Asia involving employee related corruption, product trademark abuse, freight losses, and other integrity issues.

In the Royal Hong Kong Police Martin was involved in political intelligence and organised crime investigations in Special Branch, the Criminal Intelligence Bureau, and the Commercial Crime Bureau.