Africa Risk Consulting's team collectively has over 50 years’ experience in providing strategic advice, specialist information and investigative support to multilateral agencies, oil & gas, telecommunications, financial services companies and law firms.

To get in touch with anyone from the team Call ARC now

UK: + 44 20 7078 4080

SA: +27 10 500 9808

Email: info@africariskconsulting.com

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Tara O’Connor is ARC’s founder and executive director. She has provided risk management to corporates operating in Africa for over 20 years. Tara provides strategic advice based on a profound knowledge of Africa, its opportunities and risks. Her areas of expertise are Francophone and southern Africa. Since founding ARC in 2006, she has advised on pre-investment and expansion strategies for Algeria, Angola, Congo-DRC, Cote d’Ivoire, Congo-Brazzaville, Guinea, Nigeria, East Africa & the Horn (as a region); the Franc Zone (as a region) Gabon, Liberia, Libya, Senegal, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia. She has structured and managed due diligence investigations into companies and people, asset tracing, litigation-support, political profiling and political risk assessment.

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Eva Kavuma is an advisor to ARC. Eva brings 20 years’ experience in international business development, stakeholder management and business integration, and customer experience. She has led projects in over 20 emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, including due diligence investigations and negotiations.

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Mark Sorbara has over 10 year’s investigative and political assessment experience. Since joining ARC in 2006, Mark has worked on confidential investigative due-diligence projects and corporate pre-investment decision investigations for the financial services, private equity, oil & gas, telecom, agricultural, mining sector companies in East Africa & the Horn (including Somalia, Kenya & Ethiopia); West Africa (mainly Nigeria, Liberia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Guinea) and Southern Africa (including South Africa, DRC, Zambia, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola Mozambique & Malawi).

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Ed Hobey joined ARC in 2012, and has since managed and supported numerous investigative due diligence and political risk cases across East and West Africa for financial, extractives and telecommunication sector clients. Having conducted research on and worked in the Horn of Africa, Ed is the commissioning editor for ARC Briefing’s East Africa countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Uganda).

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Shawn Robert Duthie joined ARC in February 2016. Shawn has worked on due diligence investigations for the financial sector in East Africa and political risk cases across South and East Africa. Shawn assists with the editorial and business development of ARC and ARC Briefing. Shawn is the commissioning editor of ARC Briefing for DRC, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia.

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Shingirai Taodzera joined ARC in 2013. He is currently ARC Briefing's commissioning editor for Zimbabwe and Botswana . Shingirai has also contributed to country reports for Botswana, Malawi and Tanzania.

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William Farmer joined ARC in 2018, providing monthly reports for ARC Briefing Ghana.

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Jane Nicholls is ARC Briefing’s editor. Jane joined ARC at ARC Briefing’s inception and has worked with the ARC team to build a library of briefings covering politics, business and operations in 24 African countries. Jane has over 20 years’ experience in writing and editing articles and reports for individuals, private business and non-profit organisations.

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