Dr Greg Mills
The Brenthurst Foundation is directed by Dr Greg Mills.
Born in 1962, Dr Mills holds a BA Honours degree from the University of Cape Town, and a Masters and PhD from the University of Lancaster. Having taught at the Universities of Western Cape and Cape Town, he joined the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) in January 1994 as, first, Director of Studies and, from July 1996-March 2005, as National Director. He has published more than twenty books during his tenure at SAIIA, including most recently Poverty to Prosperity: Globalisation, Good Governance and African Recovery (Tafelberg, 2002); with Jeffrey Herbst of Princeton University, The Future of Africa: New Order in Sight? (Oxford University Press, 2003); and The Security Intersection: The Paradox of Power in an Age of Terror (Wits University Press, 2005).
Dr Mills holds a number of honorary positions, including Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute, and Senior Research Associate of the Centre for Defence and International Security Studies.
He is also widely published in international journals and the local and international press. Dr Mills is married to the acclaimed artist Janet Wilson. They have two daughters, Amelia and Beatrix, and a son, William.
Dr Mills’ responsibilities on the Brenthurst Foundation include the establishment of a cutting-edge international research, meeting and publication programme. His ongoing personal research includes the production of a study on policy options for Africa in an era of globalisation.
Leila Jack is the Project Administrator at the Brenthurst Foundation.
Born on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast she spent her childhood in Stanger and Cape Town. She holds a BA Honours from the University of Durban-Westville and a MA (International Relations) from the University of Stellenbosch.
Prior to joining the Foundation she worked at the then University of Natal’s International Office before joining the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) as the Programme Manager and Assistant to the National Director. She moved to the UK in 2001 on a working holiday and returned to SAIIA in 2004 where she took up the post of Programme Manager. She was subsequently promoted to Director of Operations.
She took up her present post in August 2005.