Thesigers Announces Appointment of David Kilcullen

LONDON, England – Thesigers, the British research and advisory firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David John Kilcullen, initially as Principal Consultant. The appointment is with immediate effect. 

Dr. Kilcullen will work alongside the company’s Strategic Services group, which provides clients with consultative research, training services and developmental support. The move is part of a longer-term company growth plan focused on bringing an enhanced set of capabilities to market.

Prior to joining Thesigers, Dr. Kilcullen served 24 years as an army officer, diplomat and policy advisor for the Australian and United States governments, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Australian Army, and Senior Executive in the United States civil service.

Since leaving government in 2009, he has forged a successful career as a scholar, lecturer, consultant and business executive.  He founded and remains Chairman of Caerus Global Solutions, a strategic research and design consultancy based in Washington D.C., as well as First Mile Geo, a geospatial technology start-up.

“David is widely recognised for his intellectual and working contributions to major issues in international affairs, and brings a unique capacity for clarity and innovation in difficult places,” said Thesigers founder and CEO Michael A. Innes.

“He has also built a successful portfolio of business interests over the past few years, designing and implementing advanced social science and geospatial solutions for clients around the world.  Thesigers' clients can now benefit from the additional competencies and expanded reach that this appointment makes possible.”

“Thesigers has a sterling reputation for reliable, objective research” said Dr. Kilcullen. “I’m delighted to be working alongside the firm, not just to offer my expertise to Thesigers clients as an individual consultant, but also because the relationship is an excellent step towards bringing our combined capabilities to bear on new challenges—and I always like a challenge.”


About Thesigers:  Thesigers is a trading name of Thesiger & Company Limited, a specialist research and advisory firm based in London and operating in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Thesigers provides a range of services for governments, companies, organisations and individuals, built on a foundation of traditional research disciplines and specialising in problems at the juncture of politics, society, business and the environment.   Registered office: 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX, England. Company registered in England and Wales. Company Reg. No. 07234402. VAT No. GB 135658985.  Phone:  +44 (0)134 430 6541 | Email:

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