Francis has worked as an analyst in the risk management and international cyber security sectors, for over 20 years with particular interests in strategic policy, geopolitical horizon-scanning, and threat intelligence. His academic background includes a PhD in Defence & Security and four Master’s degrees in Information Technology (Management Information Systems), International Law, Terrorism Studies, and an MBA in Strategic Leadership. He has contributed to three books.
At Mimecast, Francis is the Director of Threat Intelligence and is responsible for the generation of policy & doctrine, resource planning, and intelligence output. He leads four separate teams – Threat Intelligence Analysis, Strategic Intelligence & Security Research, Threat Intelligence Risk & Resilience, and Data Science & Overwatch.
Francis is a Chartered Manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He is also a Chartered Chemist, a Chartered Scientist, and Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.