Michael O’Neill is a recognized leader in international safety and security risk management having begun his professional career in 1995. He is a highly respected global thought leader and strategist in the development and professionalization of international NGO safety and security risk management.
He is the President and CEO of O’Neill Paragon Solutions, LLC providing full crisis management, risk management and duty of care support to NGOs and private sector clients. He also is the vice-chair of the International NGO Safety and Security Association.
Previously, Michael O’Neill served 15 years as the Director of Global Safety and Security and as a Senior Adviser at Save the Children. Prior to joining Save the Children, he served for seven years as the Coordinator of Volunteer Safety and Overseas Security at the Peace Corps. In these positions, he has been a leader in establishing and institutionalizing effective safety and security risk management systems; formulating policies, standards and procedures in risk management, safety and security, and crisis management; conducting field security assessments; developing and delivering a variety of safety and security-related training courses; and coordinating agency support of staff in their efforts to reduce safety and security risks and mitigate crises.