Senior Management Team

Anthony J Tesar, Group Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Tesar is a leading Risk Management and Security specialist with more than 20 years of international experience in the public, government, and corporate sectors and a distinguished career in the British Army as a Bomb Disposal Officer. He has served in Northern Ireland, the South Atlantic, the Balkans, East Timor, Sierra Leone, South & Central America, and the Middle East.

An expert in the use, deployment, and mitigation of explosive, incendiary, chemical, biological, and radiological terrorist devices, he was appointed by the head of the UN Monitoring, Verification, and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) as a weapons inspector in Iraq. He went on to work for both the UK and US governments in post-war Iraq to assist in intelligence gathering and counter-terrorism operations.

In immediate response to the events of 9/11, Anthony was invited to assist and work with US federal and government agencies, US Special Forces teams, and the US Department of Defence in an advisory capacity to train agency and Special Forces operatives in counter terrorism and attack mitigation techniques. He performed a similar role within the Mexican Special Forces before moving to the Middle East to set up his niche practice – Le Beck International Ltd.
Anthony maintains numerous connections with international academic and specialist advisory bodies worldwide.

Nick Archbold, Chief Security Advisor

With over twenty years of experience in public and private sector risk management in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Nick is a highly respected security professional with a track record of success in corporate and complex environments. Nick’s legal training and experience as a British Crown Servant has given him a deep understanding of the legal and regulatory environment, as well as the practical and operational challenges of risk management in an international context.

Nick has substantial experience leading public safety operations, developing comprehensive risk management programs, and delivering innovative, intelligence-driven safety and security risk management projects for Fortune 500 companies, mega-cities, governments, and critical infrastructure projects.

Craig Compton, Chief Financial Officer

Craig Compton has spent the last two decades working with Fortune 500 technology companies at Finance Director level and holds an impressive record for executing corporate strategies and driving organic and acquisitive growth.

A qualified FCCA accountant, Craig founded his own consultancy group in 2012 to provide guidance and financial advice to companies looking to grow or undergo change, supplying counsel on turnaround, growth strategies, and exit planning.

Michael Horowitz, Head of Intelligence

Michael Horowitz is a renowned specialist in political and security risk management, with a focus on MENA and OSINT. After completing degrees in International Affairs at Science Po (IEP Paris) and gaining an M.S. in Management in HEC, Europe’s leading business school, he worked in a number of senior business, marketing and analyst roles before bringing his in-depth knowledge of the MENA region and the field of crisis management to Le Beck. Michael has a comprehensive network of sources gathered during his years as an analyst that involved developing extensive contacts across the region.

Michael’s commentary and analysis can be found in multiple international and regional outlets, including major International publications including the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, BBC, and AP.


Our Expert Advisors

The core strength of Le Beck lies in its human capital. We have a dynamic pool of specialist advisors and analysts who are internationally sourced from around the globe, all fully equipped with the practical skills and field-specific training suited to the region they are appointed to.

Le Beck advisors and analysts bring with them an abundance of global experience from well established careers in intelligence, research and analysis, Special Forces, defence, technology, law enforcement, and have an unmatched understanding of the regional landscapes in which they operate.


“Le Beck advisors are the heart and soul of the organisation; we recruit globally to source the right talent and mobilise locally to fully integrate them into the local culture. Having our international advisors easily accessible and at arm’s reach facilitates the marriage of expertise and local acumen that gives Le Beck its defining edge”.

Karen Hardeman, Communications Manager

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Company Philosophy:

International experience. Local knowledge.