Greg Mills


Brenthurst Foundation

Gregory John Barrington “Greg” Mills heads the Brenthurst Foundation, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, established in 2005 by the Oppenheimers to strengthen African economic performance.

From 1996-2005 he served as the National Director of the South African Institute of International Affairs. He has lectured at the University of the Western Cape and currently at the Centre for Defence & International Security Studies in Lancaster. He is a visiting lecturer at the NATO Higher Defence College in Rome, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

An accomplished author of several books, he is also widely published in newspapers and magazines including the International Herald TribuneNew York Times, Time, Sydney Morning HeraldFinancial TimesStraits TimesDie Welt and Politiken.

He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Defence and International Security Studies (CDISS), a Member of Council and Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), and a Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). He serves on a number of international editorial boards.

During 2006, based in Kabul, he served as the special adviser to the Commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, General Sir David Richards, and as the head of the strategic analysis Prism Group of the ninth International Security Assistance Force (ISAF IX). During 2008 he was on secondment to the Government of Rwanda as Strategic Adviser to the President. In April 2008 he was appointed as a Commissioner on the Danish Prime Minister’s ‘Africa Commission’.

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