Laurence Marzell

Laurence is a Management Consultant within Serco Consulting, the operationally focussed consulting practice part of Serco Group plc, a UK based international service company that manages critical infrastructure and essential services for Governments worldwide.

Laurence jointly developed with RUSI (Royal United Services Institute) Combined Effect: A New Approach to Resilience. He leads on its strategic and operational development and implementation and is a keen advocate of its adoption to underpin research projects and organisational transformation programmes. The Combined Effect White Paper is seen at

He has a particular interest in aligning Governance and operational delivery at the intersection and boundaries between those bodies and organisations both public, private, voluntary and community, whom must come together to understand, manage and meet their shared safety, security and resilience needs. Whether these are natural hazards, man-made or malicious; recognising that these risks and threats are shared and common to all stakeholders and transcend organisational and geographic structures, boundaries and communities. He has conceived the Strategic Community Requirement, an amalgam of the entirety of this thinking and approach, the development of which is being undertaken within an EU H2020 research call.

Laurence set up and jointly managed alongside CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure), a cross-Government CONTEST funded programme to look at the dependencies and interdependencies of the Critical National Infrastructure (CNI). Focussed on the International transport hub at St Pancras in London, this programme established a “System of Systems” approach to the CNI and was a forerunner to Combined Effect.

Laurence is a public speaker at security, resilience and critical infrastructure conferences and events. Is a published, contributing author into subject matter journals and books and sits on the CENTRIC advisory board representing critical infrastructure, essential services and the Governance surrounding public, private and community collaboration for Safety, Security and Resilience.