WorldAware provides intelligence-driven, integrated risk management solutions that enable multinational organizations to operate globally with confidence. WorldAware's end-to-end, tailored solutions integrate world-class threat intelligence, innovative technology, and response services to help organizations avoid threats, mitigate risk and protect their people, assets, and reputation. Founded in 1999, WorldAware is a privately held company headquartered in Annapolis, U.S. with regional offices in London, Singapore, and Cape Town.
Grant Cropper is a senior environmental and public health specialist possessing a diverse range of food safety management expertise through which he has provided support and training for blue-chip clients across the world.
An Industry Fellow of the University of Salford, Grant spent the first part of his career working and managing enforcement officers in the fields of food safety, health and safety and environmental protection. This involved dealing with food poising outbreaks (E.coli 0157 & Listeria) and taking the lead in prosecutions for failures of food safety standards.
Over the last 15 years, Grant has specialized in risk and crisis management which has culminated in Grant taking the lead in developing the MSc in Risk and Crisis Management which is a collaborative postgraduate offering between WorldAware and the University of Salford.
Listeria (L. monocytogenes) poses a serious threat to the global food industry. Most notably, recent Listeria foodborne disease outbreaks have resulted in nine deaths across Europe and 208 deaths in South Africa.
In light of the threat posed by Listeria associated with ready-to-eat (RTE) foods,
that include a risk-based approach to identifying and controlling the presence of harmful bacteria such as L.monocytogenes.
Risks of Listeria
Listeria is widespread in...
Katherine Harmon, PA, serves as WorldAware's Senior Director of Category Intelligence. Health, one of WorldAware's subject matter categories, has been her domain of expertise. Katherine leads a team of subject matter experts (SME’s) in various intelligence domains to complement geopolitical SME’s and provide actionable intelligence for a vast global customer base. Prior to joining WorldAware in 2010, Katherine practiced medicine as a physician assistant at Savannah River Nuclear Site, providing occupational medicine and health, as well as counseling, for over 12,000 employees in a high hazard environment. She has also worked as an air traffic controller, and with her undergraduate education in criminal justice, has done security vulnerability assessments for various public and private organizations.
Max is an Airline Safety Analyst in WorldAware's Executive Decision Support (XDS) team. He is the lead author of WorldAware’s quarterly Airline Safety Newsletter. Max joined WorldAware in 2010 after working at the Library of Congress and in the US Senate. He holds a degree in International History from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
Ed Daly currently serves as Editor in Chief of WorldAware's Global Intelligence Division. He previously served as Director of Global Watch, overseeing the company's 24-hour tactical incident monitoring mission. As part of iJET’s security audit program, Ed conducted operations across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Before joining WorldAware, Ed served as program officer, publications coordinator, and editor at the Jamestown Foundation, a leading Washington, D.C. think tank focusing on terrorism and the political landscape of Eurasia. Prior to that, Ed was a Hungary-based consultant.