Project Manager Urban Safety and Security
Maurice Illi has been working for Basler & Hofmann since 2020 as a consultant in the field of urban safety and security, specialising in fire engineering and safety consulting. He completed his university degree in sociology, history and computer science in Zurich with a dissertation on the subject of “Hooliganism in Switzerland”. Since then he has been in demand as an expert on the topic of safety and security at sports events. From 2007 to 2020 Maurice Illi worked as a safety and security manager for the city of Lucerne. He was the project manager for the Lucerne safety reports and the first point of contact for the general public, for politicians and for the police force for matters relating to usage conflicts in public spaces. In 2014 and 2016 he was an associate lecturer in sociology, social work and social policy at the University of Fribourg. In 2021 Maurice Illi worked in Hanover at the Competence Centre for Urban Safety and Security of the State Police Department of Lower Saxony as part of the EU project “Cutting Crime Impact”.
What fascinates you about your work?
Developing solutions with clients that go beyond conventional concepts of safety and security. It makes me happy when we can revitalise and mix up public spaces to make them attractive for everyone again.
What other profession could you imagine yourself in – and why?
I nearly became a professional trombone player. Today I still play in an orchestra, but I am also very dedicated in my role as a coach for a girls’ football team – I have no doubt that both would have made great careers as well. These roles give me plenty of opportunity to gain experience about working with others, both in the orchestra and as a football coach, which I can then incorporate into my consultancy work and into the project management tasks I perform for Basler & Hofmann.