Charlie de Rivaz is an expert on transnational organised crime and has field research experience in Africa, Europe and Southeast Asia. Charlie was formerly a research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the UK’s leading defence and security think tank. In early 2020 he was seconded to the National Crime Agency (NCA) to write the UK’s National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime 2020. While at RUSI, Charlie supported EU Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) programmes on the cocaine and heroin routes, conducted research into the UK’s response to serious and organised crime and mapped the security dimensions of illegal fishing, among other projects. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge and an MA (Distinction) in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London.
Charlie is the XCEPT Research Fund Director.