Scott Walker

International kidnap for ransom negotiator

Speaker Themes

  • Resilience & Wellbeing
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Effective Communication
  • Leadership & Decision Making in a Crisis
  • Creating High Performing Teams
  • Crisis Management
  • Mental health
  • International affairs & security

Travels from

Kent, UK


Scott Walker is one of the world’s most experienced kidnap for ransom negotiators, having helped resolve over 300 cases and other similar crises such as piracy and cyber extortion attacks. 

Scott spent 16 years as a Scotland Yard detective engaged in counter-terrorism and kidnapping operations. He left the police in 2015 to support organisations, government departments and private individuals in negotiating the release of hostages all over the world.

Scott Walker uses his decades of experience to help audiences and organisations develop a unique understanding of what makes people think, feel and act, specifically in times of adversity, conflict, and uncertainty.

His insights furnish business leaders with the skills to improve their communication with clients and colleagues alike, thereby helping them create more valuable client relationships and thriving internal cultures.

For more information about booking Scott Walker as a keynote speaker, contact VBQ’s founding agent Leo von Bülow-Quirk at


Scott Walker is highly experienced working with leaders at all levels of an organisation who are keen to enhance their resilience, emotional intelligence and communication skills.

He helps companies build a resilient mindset culture and develop engaged, fulfilled, purpose-driven and productive teams.

Scott can deliver presentations in a variety of formats, ranging from keynote speeches to interactive workshops.