Bob Parr

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Bob Parr
Born Robert Michael Parr
(1957-06-25) 25 June 1957 (age 60)
London, England
Occupation TV producer, Private security contractor
Notable credit(s) Shadow Force (History Channel)
The Amazing Race (CBS)
"Jungle Gold" (Discovery Channel)
"America's Next Top Model" (The CW)
Spouse(s) Nicola
Children Alasdair
Jamie Laura

Robert Michael Parr (born 25 June 1957) is a private security contractor best known for his role as Team Leader and Executive Producer of "Shadow Force" on the History Channel. Bob has also won six Primetime Emmy Awards for his work with The Amazing Race.[1]


Born in London, England, Bob started his career in the British Armed Forces where he spent 25 years before retiring in late 1999.[2]

Founder, Director and co-owner of leading Risk Management company SO3 Projects,[3] Bob has overseen security for numerous television productions around the world and has provided consultancy services to a wide variety of additional clients including a period as Global Security Manager at Pride International (now Ensco plc), one of the world's largest offshore oil drilling corporations. He is also the owner of SO3 Media. Bob holds a Master's Degree in Security and Risk Management from the University of Leicester, awarded with Distinction. An accomplished singlehanded Ocean Yachtmaster and author, he works as a television Producer and Risk Management consultant from his self-built sailing yacht and splits his remaining time between ocean cruising and writing.[2]

Bob is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society,[citation needed] a Member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences,[citation needed] and a Member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA).[citation needed] He is also a subscribing member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)[citation needed] and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI),[citation needed] and currently sits as a Trustee of Film Otago Southland.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Bob Parr". Primetime Emmy Award. 
  2. ^ a b "NZ Company Produces International Documentary". 
  3. ^ "so3 Projects: Welcome".