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Andrew  MacLeod

Andrew MacLeod

Visiting Professor

Research interests

  • Conflict and security
  • Human Rights
  • Forensics

Biography

Andrew MacLeod is Non-Executive Chairman of British based Griffin Law, Non-Executive Director at Burnham Global, founding Director of child protection charity Hear their Cries and a Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow at Deakin University amongst other activities.

Andrew MacLeod advises a number of companies on their stakeholder relations and external risks, is a member of the Chatham House/ICRC Expert Panel on Humanitarian Negotiations with Non-State Armed Groups, was an Affiliate Senior Associate to the Center for Strategic International Studies in Washington DC, served on the Advisory Boards of the World Economic Forum’s Future of Civil Society Project Advisory Board, King's College Humanitarian Futures Project and the UN Expert Group on Responsible Business and Investment in High-Risk Areas.

His humanitarian activities included time as Chief of Operations of the UN Emergency Coordination Centre in Pakistan, where MacLeod negotiated a complex series of relationships that saw the Pakistan military, international NGOs, UN agencies, US military, UK military and non-state militant groups all playing a role in delivering a successful operation without casualties or conflict.

At the International Committee of the Red Cross Macleod served in the Balkans and Rwanda during the 1990s. He set up and ran Law of Armed Conflict training with military units in Rwanda and former Yugoslavia that resulted in a measurable decrease in civilian casualties.

Macleod holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from Tasmania University, a Master of Laws from Southampton University, a Graduate Diploma in International Law from Melbourne University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Research interests

Research interests centre around identifying the scale of sexual exploitation and abuse, particularly of children, by aid workers, how to identify fathers with advanced DNA techniques, gain justice for victims and children and use extra-territorial criminal laws to gain appropriate prosecution.

Research

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InterSEC:Action

The InterSEC:Action team review to understand the nature and scale of sexual exploitation in the aid industry and conduct a pilot study using genealogy

Project status: Ongoing

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International Forensics

The international forensics group has a wide remit to look at evidence from international sources, providing data to support research in criminal justice.

News

A summer of success for King's Forensics

King’s Forensics is an academic group within King’s College London that hosts a range of world-leading laboratories, including the Drug Control Centre: the...

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Events

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Conversations with Strategy featuring Andrew MacLeod on Conflict, Security & Human Rights

Andrew Macleod will discuss his extensive humanitarian work in conflict settings

Please note: this event has passed.

Features

Ukraine invasion: should Russia lose its seat on the UN Security Council?

ANDREW MACLEOD: In light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, should Russia lose its seat on the UN Security Council?

UN Security Council

What does Putin want and what can the West do?

ANDREW MACLEOD: On the surface, one may be tempted to think what is happening in Ukraine is simple: a bully is picking on a small neighbour

Vladimir Putin Profile

Sharing our expertise and insights on the war on Ukraine

Researchers and academics in our Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy are using their expertise to inform discussion and debate around Russia’s invasion...

ukraine russia banner size

Research

Nepal Desk Review picture
InterSEC:Action

The InterSEC:Action team review to understand the nature and scale of sexual exploitation in the aid industry and conduct a pilot study using genealogy

Project status: Ongoing

TrafficNighttexco-kwok-NWXN_0frxCQ-unsplash
International Forensics

The international forensics group has a wide remit to look at evidence from international sources, providing data to support research in criminal justice.

News

A summer of success for King's Forensics

King’s Forensics is an academic group within King’s College London that hosts a range of world-leading laboratories, including the Drug Control Centre: the...

King's symposium thumbnail

Events

20Jandoors-1767563_1920

Conversations with Strategy featuring Andrew MacLeod on Conflict, Security & Human Rights

Andrew Macleod will discuss his extensive humanitarian work in conflict settings

Please note: this event has passed.

Features

Ukraine invasion: should Russia lose its seat on the UN Security Council?

ANDREW MACLEOD: In light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, should Russia lose its seat on the UN Security Council?

UN Security Council

What does Putin want and what can the West do?

ANDREW MACLEOD: On the surface, one may be tempted to think what is happening in Ukraine is simple: a bully is picking on a small neighbour

Vladimir Putin Profile

Sharing our expertise and insights on the war on Ukraine

Researchers and academics in our Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy are using their expertise to inform discussion and debate around Russia’s invasion...

ukraine russia banner size