Andrew James Rathmell (born 20 October 1966) is a British security consultant and former academic. He is currently a director at the corporate security and 'stabilisation' consultancy Libra Advisory Group.
Rathmell holds a PhD from London University and an MA from Balliol College Oxford. He also studied at George Washington University and in Damascus.
Until 2001 Rathmell was Senior Lecturer in War Studies at King’s College London and director of the International Centre for Security Analysis. Between 2001 and 2006 he was RAND Europe’s Defence and Security research programme where he managed studies for European and US governments on Stabilisation and Reconstruction operations, homeland security, counter-terrorism and Critical Infrastructure Protection. As a director of Libra Advisory Group, Rathmell has been chief planner for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq; director of a UK-funded programme to rebuild the Iraqi interior ministry; lead consultant on a World Bank review of Governance capacity building in Iraq; an advisor to the UK’s Post-Conflict Reconstruction Unit; and member of the US Government’s Iraq Joint Strategic Assessment Team.
- Libra Advisory Group, director
- Rand Europe
- Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC), founder and former CEO
- International Centre for Security Analysis, former director