Marcus Beard

Marcus Beard is an Associate Director at Arthur D. Little. His areas of expertise include strategic risk management, corporate safety development programs, leadership, culture, safety validation and decision-making support including using machine learning to provide a forward looking risk management capability.  Marcus has 25 years of experience in safety and risk consulting, serving clients across rail and metro industries, road transport, oil and gas, energy, construction and life sciences.

Marcus is a highly experienced trainer, having delivered many learning programs to senior managers across the UK, North America and Hong Kong. He has served as an expert witness in a number of high-profile legal proceedings. He has acted as a board adviser on wide-ranging issues associated with risks from growth, start-up and assurance. His work has taken him across the globe, for organizations in Africa, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, and the US.

Outside of work, Marcus is a passionate photographer. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree in Chemical and Bio Process Engineering, First Class with Honors from University of Bath. He can be reached at