Conrad Prince is a Distinguished Fellow and RUSI’s senior adviser on cyber security, offensive cyber, and related intelligence and security issues. He was formerly the Director General for Operations and deputy head of the UK Government’s signals intelligence and cyber security agency, GCHQ, and subsequently held a role as Cyber Security Ambassador for the UK Government, specialising in international capacity building.
Conrad led the intelligence and cyber operations at GCHQ for seven years, during which time the agency transformed for the cyber age. As part of that he oversaw the development of the UK’s national offensive cyber capability, and led its work in support of UK military operations. As Cyber Ambassador he led UK cyber capacity building and strategic advisory work with a number of foreign Governments. He was also a strategic adviser on the UK Government’s agenda to build a strong UK cyber ecosystem, including working on issues relating to national cyber skills, the UK cyber industry, and regulation.
Conrad left Government service in 2018 and now acts as an advisor on cyber security. He is Honorary Colonel of 7 MI Battalion, Intelligence Corps.