Head of Education
Chris Jagger started out his career with for the Metropolitan Police in 1998, working at New Scotland Yard.
Discovering a talent for analytical thinking, he joined the National Criminal Intelligence Service, where he was responsible for research and analysis against organised criminal and terrorist groups.
In 2001, he joined the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Kosovo where he held the position of Head of Military Liaison to NATO Forces. Charged against extremism, terrorism and organised crime, the position was primarily responsible for relations with special forces, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance teams.
Following a period back in London he then joined NATO as an advisor on organised crime and border security. During this time, he was promoted to Director of National Security Vetting (Colonel equivalent) responsible for the design, stand-up and then delivery of vetting to the new Kosovo Security Force.
In 2009, Chris was asked by the Commander of NATO Joint Forces to lead the stand-up of the NATO Maritime Security Forum for the Mediterranean basin (a vision of his own making) - spanning a geographical responsibility for N.Africa, Europe, the Balkans and the Middle East. The Forum was charged to develop security knowledge through partnerships with countries and agencies bordering the Mediterranean basin.
In early 2010 Chris became the Intelligence and Security Advisor to the Command Group of NATO Joint Forces.
Returning to his hometown of London, in 2011, he acted as an advisor on Maritime Security strategy to the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency.
Following a career with HMG he was invited to design and deliver a large training program for one of Europe's leading Intelligence Agencies. The challenge charged to Chris was to address the findings of Lord Butlers review into the Intelligence Agencies. The program, which is aligned the competency standards defined by the Professional Head of Intelligence, proved to be a success.
Discovering the joy of being an educationalist, and seeing wider utility of his innovative methods, he formed 2creatEffects. His concept of Dynamic Thinking is now used by a growing cohort of professionals from all disciplines in all corners of the Globe. His courses are embeded into a number of academic and government educational institutions.
Chris holds a Certificate in Law from the Open University and a Masters in Intelligence and Security Studies (Distinction) from the University of Buckingham. His thesis, "Understanding Organised Crime in Conflict" has been quoted in several conferences and academic works. Chris has published in Janes Intelligence Review, as well as a number of other journals and newspapers. His method of training using simulation exercises is described in the book "The Art of Intelligence Analysis; Simulations, Games and Exercises" by Professor Ruben Arcos. His method of Dynamic Thinking in Intelligence Analysis has been quoted, studied and discussed in a number of high calibre academic works.
Chris proudly serves as Professor of Intelligence Analysis on the Inter University Masters at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid.
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