Anton du Plessis

Anton du Plessis
  • Managing Director
    Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Anton is a criminal justice and counter-terrorism legal expert, and managing director of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). He previously served with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and as a senior prosecutor in South Africa. Anton has three law degrees, and has worked on human security, international criminal justice and rule of law issues in more than 20 African countries. He was an expert adviser to various UN entities and international organizations. He is a World Economic Forum (WEF) Young Global Leader, Member of the WEF Global Agenda Council on Fragility, Violence and Conflict; and the WEF Meta Council on the Illicit Economy. Anton has published widely, including an Oxford University Press book on counter-terrorism law and practice and is a regular media commentator and conference speaker on counter-terrorism, organised crime, rule of law, security and development He is a competitive cyclist and marathon runner.