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Visiting Professor, War and Security Studies/International Genetics, King's College London

Professor Andrew MacLeod, AKC, BA/LLB, LLM, GAICD. BACKGROUND

Professor Andrew MacLeod has a deep understanding of today’s changing geopolitical landscape. His diverse portfolio career covers for profit, not for profit, military, and academia. He currently is CEO and Chair of Griffin Law (UK), is a Non-Executive Director on multiple companies in the UK, Middle East and Australia, is a visiting Professor at Kings College London, a Council Member at Keele University and a Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow at Deakin University and is co-founder of anti-child-abuse charity Hear Their Cries.

His background includes critical roles in start-up to growth in sustainable investing fintech (Cornerstone Capital, Sendry), award-winning professional services practices (Griffin Law) and critical environment advice (Burnham Global, Consilium Strategies and Risk Advisory Group). He has built long lasting private sector/not for profit partnerships (Rio Tinto and Griffin Law), built massive humanitarian response operations (United Nations and Red Cross) and is a global leader in innovative safeguarding (Kings College and Hear their Cries).

A leading communicator, MacLeod is effective on major TV networks globally, including BBC World and CNN. He is a master public speaker and Executive Coach.

His previous humanitarian work included deployments to Rwanda and former Yugoslavia for the International Committee of the Red Cross, and multiple deployments for the UN including Chief of Operations of the UN’s Emergency Coordination Centre in Pakistan. Early on, MacLeod served as an officer in the Australian Army including periods attached to the British Army.

MacLeod has received the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal twice, the Australian Defence Medal, University of Tasmania Foundation distinguished Graduate Award, the 2013 Young Britons Foundation Global Leadership for Freedom Award and the 2008 Australian Davos Connection Leadership Award, amongst others.

Andrew was also a world-class swimmer having won a silver medal for the 200 meters Butterfly at the 2002 World Masters Games. He regularly volunteered to help national swimming teams in the developing countries.


  • –present
    Visiting Professor, Public Policy, Shared Value, Law, Terrorism, King's College London


  • 1995 
    Southampton University, Master of Laws


Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal (plus bar), Australian Defence Medal, Montenegrin Red Cross Silver Medal for Humanity.