Our Director

Richard Bingley

Richard Bingley is a multiple published book author on security and national resilience issues. He is founder of the Global Cyber Academy, a former university senior lecturer, and government communications manager. Richard’s PhD studies are located at a top-ranking UK university Business School, where he specialises in business leadership approaches in conflict zones.

Academic Profile

Studying for a PhD in Management at Leeds University Business School – a top-ranked UK ‘Russell Group’ institution, triple accredited by AACSM, AMBA and EQUIS. My research topic examines entrepreneurial leadership approaches – including a key focus on individual and organizational resilience – within conflict zones (using three areas as field research locations). Awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) from 2013. Post-Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching Higher Education (Buckinghamshire New University, 2012-13). MA International Studies, Leeds University (2001). BSc Politics, University of Plymouth (1996).

Course Leader: MA Leadership and Management, Buckinghamshire New University (2014-17)

Course Designer and lead validation academic for the International MBA (2015-17)

Course Leader: BA (Hons) Security Management, Buckinghamshire New University (2012-16)

Course Tutor: MBA, MSc Organisational Resilience, BA (Hons) Organisational Capability


Book Publications: 

Bingley, R. (2015) The Security Consultant’s Handbook, Ely: IT Governance Press

Bingley, R. (2003) Terrorism: Just The Facts, Heinemann: New York

Bingley, R. (2003) Arms Trade: Just The Facts, Heinemann: New York


Upcoming Books:

Bingley, R. (2020) Cyber Security in the Boardroom, Ely: IT Governance Press


Journals and Papers:

Bingley, R (2020) ‘A Cyber War is on its way’, Conservative Home, accessed at: https://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2020/01/richard-bingley-a-cyber-war-is-on-the-way.html

Bingley, R (2019) ‘Five Pillars of Higher Education Success’, Conservative Home, accessed at: https://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2019/09/richard-bingley-five-pillars-of-higher-education-success-driven-by-conservative-reforms.html

Bingley, R. (2014) ‘How Personal Resilience Accrued from Sporting Activity can Improve Organizational and Societal Resilience’, Sports: Economic Management, Marketing & Social Aspects (Issue 1), p.15. Accessed at: https://www.atiner.gr/abstracts/2014ABST-SPO.pdf

Bingley, R. (2014) ‘How Leadership Relates to Counter-Terrorism’, Professional Security Magazine, redacted extract accessed at: https://www.professionalsecurity.co.uk/news/training/uk-speaker-ny/

Bingley, R. (2009) ‘Mumbai Attacks – One Year On’, Crisis Response Journal, accessed at: http://www.crisis-response.com/about/author.php?num=238

Bingley, R. (2003) ‘Arms to Africa scar Britain’s Conscience’, The Guardian, accessed at: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/feb/03/armstrade

Bingley, R. (2003) ‘An Ethical Blindspot’, The Guardian, accessed at: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2003/may/11/foreignpolicy.armstrade

Bingley, R (2003) ‘The Arms Lessons that we Never Learn’, The Guardian, accessed at: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/apr/06/iraq.armstrade



MEF Academy (2017) ‘Cyber Security Management and Operations’, accessed at: http://www.mef.org.my/mefacademy/event_details.aspx?ID=79

IFSEC Global (2011) ‘Managing your security solution’, IFSEC Global, accessed at: https://www.ifsecglobal.com/uncategorized/managing-your-security-solution-the-reliance-seminar/amp/

Bombay First, Cities Alliance and World Bank (2010) ‘Public Private Partnership: Success Story for Regeneration of a Metropolis’, accessed at: https://www.citiesalliance.org/sites/default/files/CA_Images/Bombay%20First%20Presentation%20for%2026%20April%202010_0.pdf

Peel, M. (2009) ‘City moves to ease City crime fear’, Financial Times (FT), profiled at: https://www.ft.com/content/72dfa6fc-29fb-11de-9d01-00144feabdc0

Christopher Andrews (2009) ‘Structurally Sound’, CIR Journal, profiled at: https://www.cirmagazine.com/cir/structurally-sound.php