mitch ilbury

Strategic intelligence and security specialist; scenario simulation and game theorist.

Mitch is a strategic intelligence and security specialist; and scenario simulation and game theorist. He has been part of Mindofafox since 2016.

He holds Bachelor’s and Honours degrees (with distinction) in Philosophy and International Relations at the University of Cape Town; a Master’s degree (with distinction) in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College, London; and has studied Game Theory at the National University of Singapore.

He has studied under some of the top global minds in cyber security, intelligence studies, strategic communication and conflict simulation.

As a writer he has bylines in Business Day and is also the author of When Dishonesty is the Best Policy: Lying as a Strategy in Leadership, in Fake News: A Roadmap, published by NATO Centre of Excellence (2017). This has been adopted as evidence in the UK Parliamentary Inquiry into Disinformation and Fake News. 

Mitch is also the Director and co-founder of the education and training arm of Mindofafox, Growing Foxes.