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Joe de Courcy

Chief Executive

Joe de Courcy, a publisher and business-intelligence specialist with over 30 years' experience, is Chief Executive of Intelligence Research Ltd, publishers of the LatinNews service. Joe graduated from Oriel College, Oxford, in 1977. The first 10 years of his career were spent in educational publishing, working in Australia, India, the Caribbean, and West Africa for Doubleday and then Harper Collins. In 1989 he took control of a family-owned company (Courcy's Intelligence, founded in 1934 and possibly the world's oldest independent political- and business-risk service). In the early 1990s, Joe founded two security publications – Terrorism & Security Monitor and Islamic Affairs Analyst – now owned by the Jane’s Information Group with whom Joe worked as a consultant for five years. In 2000 Joe founded Intelligence Research Ltd, which shortly afterwards acquired China Watch (now owned by the Financial Times) and Latin American Newsletters. As well as developing Latin American Newsletters' core subscription-publishing business, Joe has been the key driver in developing LatinNews Consulting, the company’s bespoke business-intelligence division. From 2004-2012 Joe was commissioned by the UK government to specify and set up an early warning system for emerging health threats. This project included working with the G-7’s Global Health Security Initiative on a global early-alerting and reporting system for chemical and biological threats, and establishing a new open-access peer-reviewed journal - Emerging Health Threats Journal. Intelligence Research's 'Science & Security' consulting service grew out of this project.