Greg Mills

Greg Mills is director of the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation. A special advisor to a number of African and other governments, he is widely published on international affairs, development and security, a columnist for South Africa’s Sunday Times, and the author of the best-selling books Why Africa is Poor – and what Africans can do about it (2010: Penguin) and, with Jeffrey Herbst, Africa’s Third Liberation (2012: Penguin). In 2008 he was deployed as Strategy Advisor to the President of Rwanda. Since 2007 he has directed the Secretariat to the Presidential International Advisory Board in Mozambique, and since 2012 the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Economy of Malawi. In 2006 he deployed to Kabul as head of the Prism strategic analysis group, and was seconded to ISAF in Kandahar also with Prism in 2010 and to Kabul with the Deputy Commander of ISAF in October-November 2012. Based on his peacebuilding experiences, in 2011 he jointly edited, with General Sir David Richards, Victory Among People: Lessons from Countering Insurgencies and Stabilising Fragile States (2011: Royal United Services Institute).

 

 

Observations from a month-long secondment in Afghanistan with DCOMISAF.