who we are

The Sekana Group is a boutique consultancy specialising in helping companies to manage risks before they happen. We have over 40 years combined experience working across Europe, Asia , USA and Australia with hands on experience in Corporate Risk, Human Capital Risk, Digital Payment Risk and Business Development Risk in China.

Unlike other consultancies we believe that our fees should be tied to performance and results. All of our Risk Practioners have worked with big consultancies that end up producing reams of paper and glossy reports but with no follow through. The result? A lot of money spent on fees and your business non the wiser.

At Sekana we take a more collaborative approach and use our insights to help your teams to implement our recommendations and monitor the results. We are so confident in our approach that if we do not deliver value that is greater than our fees then you pay nothing.

We offer solutions to complex risks with our Business Shock-Proofing process. From our locations in the UK, USA and Australia and using our years of expertise across a broad variety of companies and sectors we can help you gain a greater understanding of the threats, dangers and risks that may impact your business. Our analysis, modeling, advice and solutions result in a more resilient business, with financial and reputational protection from yourup-skilled, more risk aware team.
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practice group leaders


Martin Lister

ENTERPRISE WIDE RISK
Martin Lister leads our Enterprise Wide Risk Practice. He has over 25 years experience specialising in the areas of risk identification, analysis, and solution development. Over that time he has honed his approach to protect businesses in the industries of Defence, Oil and Gas, Construction, Chemicals, Engineering, Mining, Food, Retailing, Insurance and Agriculture.

His practical, commerically pragmatic focused approach has succeeded in over 40 countries and been appreciated by Boards and Senior Management across 6 continents.

Martin holds bachelor and higher degrees in the fields of Mathematics and Law.


Wendy Kinnell

HUMAN CAPITAL
Wendy Kinnell leads our Human Capital Practice. A generalist by name she specialises in Business Restructuring, Talent Review & Acquisition and Global Program & Project Management.

Her practical, commercially focused and no frills approach has been developed through years as a senior partner to businesses within Investment Banking, Energy, Tech, Retail and Media.

She’s a graduate in Commerce with a Post Graduate specialisation in Human Capital Management.


Kevin Goldmintz

DIGITAL PAYMENTS AND DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA & ASIA
Kevin leads our Asian Risk and Digital Payments Practice. He has over 25 years experience working with global and local payment networks specialising in B2B procure to payment and B2C digital payment. He specialises in creating cost reduction and operational efficiency gains from current technology.

He has been a director and CEO for several companies based in China. He has extensive first hand knowledge of seeing both the successes and failures of western companies trying to enter the Asian emerging markets.

Kevin has worked in the financial payments industry on 4 different continents, and holds a Bachelor Degree in Journalism.

Controls introduced to deal with one risk, in themselves sometimes introduce a whole new risk.

- MARTIN LISTER

Opportunity and risk come in pairs.

- BANGAMBIKI HABYARIMANA, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Many businesses have to learn the big lessons of poor risk management, because they haven’t learned the small lessons along the way.

- MARTIN LISTER

Good Risk Management fosters vigilance in times of calm and instils discipline in times of crisis.

- DR. MICHAEL ONG

What we learn from history is that people don’t learn from history.

- WARREN BUFFETT

Better to have a simple model backed by excellent people than the other way around.

- PAUL CARRETT

Risk is like fire: If controlled it will help you; if uncontrolled it will rise up and destroy you.

- THEODORE ROOSEVELT​​​​​​​

One thing that makes it possible to be an optimist is if you have a contingency plan for when all hell breaks loose.

- RANDY PAUSCH​​​​​​​