Will is a Senior Research Officer and Senior Analyst with the Company.
His portfolio includes expertise in thematic, regional and technical specialisms. He focuses thematically on current sub-state conflicts and non-state armed groups, and regionally on Sub-Saharan Africa. His technical expertise includes database design and management, GIS software applications and map production.
Will is an accomplished journalist and seasoned analyst. His professional experience includes six years (2007-2013) working for IHS Jane’s, where he was head of Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre (JTIC), managing the team responsible for collecting and analysing current information, profiling currently active non-state armed groups and producing country briefing, case study and incident reports. Prior to joining Jane's, he spent four years working as a project manager in the Global Strategy & Programme Management department of Credit Suisse; three years working in Uganda, Thailand and Morocco; and three years working for a UK consultancy firm specialising in technology-driven information collection and analysis.
Will holds an MA (Distinction) in sub-state conflict from the War Studies Department at King's College, London, and a BA in English literature from Royal Holloway, University of London.