Dr. Ian Ralby

Executive Director, I.R. Consilium, UK
Dr. Ian Ralby

Dr. Ian Ralby is Executive Director of I.R. Consilium, Ltd. through which he advises governments and public organizations on strategic defence, security and international law matters.

For over three years, Dr. Ralby has been involved in international efforts to develop accountability and oversight for private security companies. He served as an independent consultant on the drafting of the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) and helped establish and, for over a year, run the Security in Complex Environments Group at A|D|S - the trade association chosen by the U.K. FCO to deliver government monitored regulation of the British private security industry. He participated heavily as a member of both the Technical Committee and Working Group for the drafting of both PSC.1, a Management System Standard, and PSC.2 a Conformity Assessment Standard for private security companies. He also co-chaired the Working Group of both PSC.3, a Maturity Model and PSC.4 a Maritime Security Implementation Guide for private security companies.

Dr. Ralby served on all three Working Groups for the development of the international governance and oversight mechanism and helped negotiate its Charter in March 2013. Dr. Ralby holds an MA in intercultural communication from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, a JD from William & Mary Law School and both an MPhil in international relations and a PhD in politics and international studies from the University of Cambridge.


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