Artios Global Ltd


Strategy, Risk and Performance Management  in Hostile, remote and complex environments

Explosive Hazard Mitigation

Evidence Based Decision Making

Client Representation

Quality Control and Quality Assurance


ARTIOS is a British and Irish managed consultancy operating globally. Our name is derived from the founders’ Celtic roots referencing the god ‘artio’ who represented creative, bold and emergent actions. 

Over the past 15 years, the senior management team have been executive and senior level managers on a range of government, commercial and NGO contracts. This experience enables ARTIOS to operate in Fragile and Conflict Affected States and Crises as human security and stabilisation operations specialists.

Dave Luke - CEO

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Dave is an Information and Strategy expert who has delivered high threat operations, humanitarian aid and media projects in more than 50 countries.  His work includes:

- managing emergency missions in Africa and the Middle East,

- running media operations in urban disasters, remote jungles and high altitude mountains in the Americas and Eurasia,

- delivering Explosive Remnant of War (ERW), Search and Construction projects worldwide. 

He is a keen analyst with research interests in International Affairs, as an alumni of the ‘IDEAS’ foreign policy think tank, and champions technology integration for evidence based decision making.  He also volunteers with the Team Rubicon Disaster Relief Charity.

Dave has a First Class, Strategy and Diplomacy MSc from The London School of Economics and Political Science, a Communications Engineering BEng from Cranfield University and Executive Education from Manchester Business School.  His personal life is equally adventurous as a member of the Alpine Club with a number of world first ascents and he is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Mike Kennedy - Managing Director

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Mike has delivered cutting edge explosive hazard mitigation projects and operations in remote and high threat locations throughout the world. During both his military and civilian career, Mike has been at the forefront of his field, and is thoroughly committed to mitigating against the impact of explosive hazards however they may pose a threat. With extensive experience in both the humanitarian mine action and commercial security risk management sectors, Mike brings a wealth of experience to how Artios Global delivers its core products to its customers.

During his military career Mike completed four operational tours of duty as an IED disposal operator, both in Northern Ireland and Afghanistan, and in 2014 he was awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal for this work.  Commercially, Mike’s experience includes leading the first commercial project to search and dispose of IEDs in areas of Iraq liberated from Da’esh (ISIS); clearing complex critical infrastructure from a wide range of explosive hazards. Mike has also worked on some of the UK MOD’s flagship C-IED capability development projects and has extensive technical requirement management and system engineering experience.

Mike has a BEng from Cranfield University in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of the Institute of Explosive Engineers.  In his free time he is an accomplished and enthusiastic climber and mountaineer.

Business Management.

Genevieve provides Business Management support to understand and deliver our People and Organisational Development. She has 7 years experience in the UK charity sector, focusing on strategic planning, budgeting, risk management, project management, performance monitoring and reporting.


Rory provides specialist support to understand and deliver compliance requirements for Artios business opportunities. He has worked in the public sector for over 10 years from schools and local councils to regulation in the energy sector. During this time he has worked with UK Government departments to draft GB energy market policy and legislation and lobby for its implementation.