Anthony Monckton has 37 years’ experience of working for government both in the military and the Diplomatic Service. He has extensive experience in the Balkans and Central Europe. He has managed complex cross-jurisdiction investigations and security sector reform. As a former head of Learning and Development in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, he oversaw leadership development, coaching and assessment, while as Head of Analysis in the UK Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre he led transnational research, trained analysts and was at the cutting edge of analytical theory and practice. He is an ADRg qualified Civil and Commercial Mediator. He speaks English, Serbian, French and German.
HEAD OF INVESTIGATIONS
Edward Allen has multi-jurisdictional experience in competitive commercial intelligence covering business investigations, political risk and security analysis. He specialises in managing international research projects and human source inquiries. Prior to ViennEast, he managed a private intelligence unit in Basra, Iraq, working with the Iraqi Army to provide tactical intelligence to International Oil Companies. He was previously the Arabic Editor at the UK Government’s Media Monitoring Unit and worked on counter-terrorism and radicalisation issues with various London-based think tanks. With a BA and MA in Arabic with Islamic History from Oxford University, he also speaks Italian, French and basic German.
HEAD OF RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Marcus How is the head of research and analysis. He studied at the University of Nottingham and Kings College London, ultimately obtaining a Masters in International Political Economy. He has seven years of experience in the political risk sector, which included working at a leading information consultancy in London. He is specialised in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) generally but with particular expertise in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Ukraine. He is also fluent in German.
Maximilian Kratschke did a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) and subsequently a PhD in Neuroscience at Edinburgh University. He has worked on a wide range of research projects and his interests are centred around the prevention of corruption and adherence to the rule of law in the EU. He speaks English and German.
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We are not currently recruiting core staff but are always interested in receiving offers from those with relevant CVs, either to work on a contract basis or in partnering for investigations or government reform programmes.