Anthony EllisCEO

Anthony Ellis – Director and CEO

Based between Washington DC and London, Anthony is founding director and CEO of Integrity. He is responsible for developing the organisation’s strategy, running the Executive Management Team and driving Integrity’s pipeline of new work.

On a technical level Anthony is a conflict specialist with a focus on conflict resolution, security and justice development and good governance. Anthony started Integrity on the principle that organisations working in complex environments need accurate and insightful evidence to make informed policy decisions and implement constructive programming. When working in fragile or conflict-affected contexts Anthony believes in the importance of teams with a carefully selected mix of local and external experts. National partners are vital to quality of delivery; constructive long-term partnering rather than short-term, extractive interactions are key. Locally-led research is the bedrock on which to implement sensitive, aware and successful interventions and programming.

Anthony is a natural team leader and a consensus builder with an ability to bring disparate stakeholders together to achieve common objectives. Prior to starting Integrity, Anthony was a diplomat for over ten years including postings to Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan and Cyprus and was a civilian expert with the UK Stabilisation Unit. Anthony is also a documentary photographer with a focus on imaging fragile and conflict affected communities, and has taken many of the images on this site.


Leadership, Executive Management, Business Development, Strategy and Policy Facilitation, Conflict Transformation, Negotiation and Mediation, Security Sector Transformation, Programme Design and Delivery.


English, Arabic (functional)

Country Experience

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Kenya, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen

Selected Publications

Anthony Ellis, Andrew Cleary, Michael Innes and Martine Zeuthen, ‘Monitoring and Evaluation Tools for Counterterrorism Programme Effectiveness’, Policy Brief for the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation. 2011.

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