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Slightly tongue in cheek in his Twitter profile, Philip refers to himself as an, “Ex spy, specialised in taking over countries, now writes and broadcasts about things intelligence, security, cyber, CBRNE (that is Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives), geopolitics, terror and more. Philip Ingram MBE BSc MA GCLI is a widely published journalist, specialising in the security and intelligence arenas, who has built on a long and senior career in British Military Intelligence, with years of experience in all aspects of intelligence and security as well as strategic planning. He maintains a close interest in global events.  For his sins, he is recognised as a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons expert having studied these subjects as part of his first degree and masters degree and spent many hours in what were lovingly referred to as “noddy suits” with respirator (not called a gas mask!) on. Philip is an Associate with the London Grad School and keynote speaks on Terrorism, Cyber Security,  Information and Disinformation, leadership and mental health. Whilst serving with the British Army for over 26 years and leaving as a Colonel, he was fortunate to command some fascinating units including 1 Military Intelligence Battalion. Philip is frequently asked to comment for global TV, Radio and, newspapers and magazines and has taken part in BBC Inside Out documentaries on online terrorist grooming, the expose of criminal activities on Craigslist and the murder of Jill Dando for ITV as well as several current affairs programmes on subjects such as the influence of drill music on street crime, the Novichok attack in Salisbury and other security and intelligence related subjects.  He has provided expert commentary for The Daily Telegraph, The Times, the Daily Mail, the Sunday People and Sunday Mirror and many more, not just in the UK but across the globe, he is often sought out for expert opinion. You will not be surprised at him popping up on latest news commentary, on the radio or reading his comments in the papers. He was surprised when he popped up in a cameo role in episode 2 of the Salisbury Poisonings by the BBC. Philip writes for many security related publications, including the International Security Journal and Security Journal UK and provides original bylined content and comment for the mainstream press.  He is a conference chairman and keynote speaker on security, terrorism, cyber, intelligence and mental health resilience. Philip gives a little back as a mentor with an Institute of Directors (IoD) organised scheme helping business students at a local university in their 3rd year and as a media advisor on the not-for-profit Terrorist Information New York Group (TINYg) board.  He give back to defence people as a founding member of the Independent Defence Authority and he is a member of the IoD, RUSI and the National Union of Journalists. You can access some of his work here:

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