Julian Fisher

Julian Fisher

Intelligence specialist
Inspirational keynote speaker


Threat and risk management. Privacy and security. The world of intelligence. Team building.

Julian Fisher is an intelligence specialist with decades of operational experience, in the private and public sectors.  He starred in Channel 4’s Spies as one of the lead trainers/assessors.  He was recently technical advisor covering intelligence matters on Apple TV’s Slow Horses, starring Gary Oldman.

Julian represented the UK’s Foreign Service in challenging locations across Africa and beyond.  In this capacity he worked with senior political, official and military figures on matters relating to national security. More recently, he founded Africa Integrity Services Ltd, a boutique provider of human-source intelligence on the region.

Amongst other adventures, Julian has been invited to help plot a coup in a West African country (he declined!), intercepted camel-rustlers on a drive across war-torn Somalia and worked with security agencies in South Sudan to help prepare the country for independence.  Involvement in such escapades piqued the interest of author Tyler Maroney, who dedicated a chapter of his recently published work The Modern Detective to Julian.  Maroney described Julian as “an indispensable resource for companies seeking to do business” in Africa.

A specialist in the ‘people’ side of intelligence, Julian talks about what companies and individuals can learn from this world to enhance their effectiveness and productivity.  He focuses on leadership, interpersonal skills, motivations and influence.  In addition, he guides organisations on the uses of intelligence in threat and risk management, privacy and security.  He can provide insights into global security matters, geopolitical risk and the realities behind headlines about terrorism, China, Russia and beyond.

As well as delivering keynotes Julian can lead team building activities, giving teams missions to work on together to learn lessons about risk and intelligence.


Jiu-Jitsu of the Mind: How Spies Achieve the Unthinkable and How you Can Too

Intelligence with Purpose: Using Intelligence to Advance the ESG Agenda

Confronting Risk Head-On: Using Intelligence for Threat and Risk Management

The World of Intelligence: Do You Have What It Takes?

“Thank you for a wonderful talk. The whole team thoroughly enjoyed the session and it prompted a lot of interesting discussions at drinks afterwards and in the office”