Joanna Kidd

Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining Ridgeway, Joanna served as the Director of the International Centre for Security Analysis at King’s College London. She has also worked at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), as a warfare officer in the Royal Navy, and as a wine merchant.

Joanna earned a PhD from King’s College London, focusing on Turkish strategic culture. She also has an MA in Modern History from the University of Oxford and an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE).

Areas of expertise and research:

  • Strategic and corporate leadership

  • Open-source information research and analysis

  • International security policy

  • Nuclear non-proliferation


  • English

  • French

  • Italian

  • Russian