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In 2018 Cityforum, with the encouragement of the then CDS and the active support of the Vice Chief and DCDC, conducted a programme of conclaves, papers and a major round table on ‘Intelligent Defence and Smart Power’.
In the first half of 2019 Cityforum embarked on a second programme of work in this field that, among other things, seeks to make a public value case for defence, just before deliberations on the next comprehensive spending review take shape. This round table is the second of two top level full day round tables which preceed four smaller conclave discussions. The intention of the project is to provide a report to ministers and officials who will be engaged in a Comprehensive Spending Review that falls in a particularly difficult period for those that have to engage in its navigation.
The first ‘Intelligent Defence – Maximising Smart Power and Public Value’ round table asked the question ‘what do we need to do?’; the second round table will examine the question ‘how can we do it?’ and will include major contributors from the military, defence and security officials, technology and business.
Key themes include:
– The military contribution to fusion of effort and delivery of effect
– What degree of fusion is achievable?
– The experience of allies and of the NATO Alliance in delivering fusion of effort
– The challenges to politicians
- Building engagement and the will to contest as the nature of conflict changes
– Military leadership in the next decade
– Recruitment, retention and community engagement
– The national will to fight and the build-up of public engagement
– The law and the soldier
- The rising priority of homeland protection
– Meeting the challenges to the military
– Military aid to the civil power
– What works?
– The contribution of industry
- How to gain the most benefit from the human resources available to UK defence
- Maximising capability for intelligent defence
- Intelligent defence, smart power and the successful pursuit of the national interest
– Gaining and maintaining information advantage
– New situations and new thinking
– The communications dimension of smart power projection
– Understanding and meeting the demands of information warfare
– Making our alliances and relationships work to best effect – UK/USA/Europe
Brigadier Julian Buczacki
Brigadier Julian BuczackiCommander, 1ISR Brigade
Brigadier Julian Buczacki is Commander, 1st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Brigade. Prior to his current appointment, he spent three years in the Army Headquarters, as Assistant Head Strategy and latterly Head Strategy. Over this time, he developed and fronted the Army’s propositions for three Defence reviews and designed its most recent force structure refinement. Brigadier Buczacki commanded the Queen’s Royal Lancers (armoured cavalry). He has undertaken operational tours in the Balkans, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan, and has worked for the UN and OSCE. He is a graduate of the Higher Command and Staff Course and he holds a MLitt (with Distinction) in Terrorism Studies from the University of St Andrews.
Dr Simon Cholerton
Dr Simon CholertonChief Scientific Adviser, MOD
Simon’s career in government started at the Ministry of Defence in 1993 and has held various roles across government spanning defence research, international relations, operational policy and equipment acquisition policy; including a six-month posting in Baghdad as a Policy Adviser. Most recently, Simon has been Director of Defence Science and Technology (Apr 2016–May 2019) and continues to be interim Chief Scientific Adviser (since Aug 2018).
Brigadier Kevin Copsey
Brigadier Kevin CopseyHead Future Force Development, Directorate of Capability, MOD / British Army
Brigadier Kevin Copsey was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in April 1990. He subsequently joined 30 Fd Sqn in Iserlohn, Germany, as a Troop Commander and later became 2IC of 2 HQ Sqn. In 1993 he was posted to 3 Royal School of Military Engineering Regt, where he taught on the JNCO Instructors Course and the B1 Cbt Engr Course. In 1996 he assumed the post of Squadron Operations Officer in 31 Armd Engr Sqn, 32 Engr Regt which included a deployment as Battle Group Engineer to The King’s Royal Hussars on Ex MEDICINE MAN, and a regimental deployment to Bosnia on Op RESOLUTE. In 1997, following the Army Junior Division Course at Staff College, he was appointed the 2IC of 33 Fd Sqn based in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Here he devised and led numerous operations to counter public disorder, especially over the summer marching season. In Feb 1999 he joined HQ 7 Armd Bde as the SO3 G3 Ops, which included a deployment to Kosovo on Op AGRICOLA 2. From Aug 2000 he spent 2 years as an Instructor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, training future officers. Between 2002 and 2004 he gained a Masters in Defence Technology at Shrivenham and also attended the Advanced Command and Staff Course. In 2004 he was appointed the SO2 Ops Coord for the Joint Force Headquarters based in Northwood. As the UK high readiness HQ, he found himself deployed on numerous operations and reviews of contingency plans around the globe. In August 2006 he was appointed Officer Commanding of 9 Parachute Sqn. During this period the Squadron supported 2 PARA as part of the Airborne Task Force and subsequently deployed on Op HERRICK 8, where the Sqn was spread across the Upper Sangin Valley and around Musa Qaleh. In June 2008 he was selected for promotion and spent a year as an SO1 Instructor on the Advanced Command and Staff Course. In July 2009, as Lt Col, he assumed command of 35 Engr Regt in Paderborn, Germany and deployed to Afghanistan on Op HERRICK 15 and was subsequently awarded an OBE. Following command he moved to the Ministry of Defence, London to work within the Strategy Management area where he was responsible for financial management of the £165Bn equipment programme. In September 2013, as a Colonel, Brig Copsey assumed the role of Assistant Chief of Staff (Plans) at the HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corps based at Imjin Barracks, Gloucestershire. He then attended the US Army Staff College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, for a year where he completed a Masters in International Relations and Strategic Studies. In September 2016, upon selection to Brigadier he was appointed as Chief ECMI back at the ARRC having only been away for a year. In July 18, Brigadier Copsey assumed his current appointment of Head Future Force Development in AHQ. Brig Copsey’s passion lies in mountaineering and alpine skiing. He is married to Dawn and has two children, Elizabeth and Victoria.
Professor Paul Cornish
Professor Paul CornishChief Strategist, Cityforum
Paul Cornish is Chief Strategist at Cityforum Public Policy Analysis Ltd, where he leads on cyber security, and director of his own consultancy company, Coracle Analysis Ltd. He has held several academic and research appointments in the field of cyber security policy: at Chatham House (where he established the institute’s cyber security research project); as participant in UK-China Track 1.5 discussions on cyber security and global cyber governance from 2013; as Associate Director of the Global Cyber Security Capacity Building Centre, University of Oxford from 2013-18; as Principal Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science, University College London from 2015-17; and as Professorial Fellow in Cyber Security at the Australian National University’s National Security College in 2017. He is currently a member of the Cyber Futures Council at the GLOBSEC Policy Institute, Bratislava and a member of the Programme Committee of CYBERSEC, the European Cybersecurity Forum in Kraków. Most recently he designed and directed the Wilton Park Conference, Military Operations in Cyberspace from 5-7 September 2018. He has published widely in the area of cyber security and cyber governance and is editor of the Oxford Handbook of Cyber Security, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2019.
General Sir Jack Deverell
General Sir Jack DeverellAssociate, Cityforum
Lieutenant General Jack Deverell was born in April 1945 in Birmingham. He was educated at King Edward’s School, Bath and entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in January 1964. He was commissioned into the Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry in December 1965. As a junior officer he served in Aden, Norway, Northern Ireland and the School of Infantry, Warminster. After further tours in Germany, Northern Ireland and Belize, he was posted to Division II of the Army Staff Course in October 1975. He attended the Royal Naval Staff College at Greenwich between January and August 1977. From the Royal Naval Staff College he was posted as Brigade Major of the 3 Infantry Brigade in Northern Ireland. After commanding a Company of the 1 Battalion The Light Infantry he was posted to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as a Company commander and then commanded 3 Battalion The Light Infantry from 1984 to 1986 in Tidworth and Omagh, Co Tyrone. In December 1986, he was appointed Directing Staff (Infantry 2) at the Royal Military College of Science and attended the first Higher Command and Staff Course from January to March 1998 at the Staff College, Camberley. In April 1988 he assumed the appointment of Military Director Studies Weapons and Vehicles Division, Royal Military College of Science. Between December 1988 and December 1990, he commanded 1 Infantry Brigade/United Kingdom Mobile Force. During 1991 he attended the National Defence College in New Delhi, India after which he became the Director of Army Recruiting and on promotion to Major General assumed the appointment of Director Army Manning and Recruiting on April 16 1993. In July 1995 he assumed the appointment of Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He also became Colonel of the Light Infantry in October 1996. He took up the appointment of Deputy Commander in Chief/Inspector General Territorial Army as a Lieutenant General on October 27, 1997. He assumed the appointment of Deputy Commander Operations (DCOMOPS) of the NATO SFOR in Bosnia and Hercegovina in September 1998.
The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP
The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MPMP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State & Minister for Defence, People and Veterans, MOD
Tobias Ellwood was appointed Minister for Defence People and Veterans at the Ministry of Defence on 14 June 2017. Tobias served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from July 2014 to June 2017. He was elected Conservative MP for Bournemouth East in May 2005. Tobias was educated in Bonn and Vienna when his parents were overseas as members of the United Nations. He returned to attend Loughborough University and subsequently completed an MBA at City University Business School. He also completed the senior executive course in National and International Studies at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Tobias was in the Royal Green Jackets from 1991 to 1996, and served in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Kuwait, Germany, Gibraltar and Bosnia. He left the Army at the rank of Captain and is a current Army Reservist. Tobias was a senior business development manager with the London Stock Exchange for two years, and then with Allen and Overy in a senior role. Tobias is married to Hannah, and he has two young sons. He is a keen sportsman, a qualified pilot and an Eagle Scout.
Mr Ed Gillett
Mr Ed GillettDirector Defence, BAE Systems
Ed joined BAE Systems Applied Intelligence in 2009. During his time in the company he has delivered projects for SIA and MoD customers, increasingly into inter-department programmes. Ed helped create the company’s cyber security business in 2012, including developing new markets with Government, and worked to develop BAE Systems’ cyber defence and product security approaches. He was given the responsibility for reforming and leading the Applied Intelligence Defence business in 2014. Prior to BAE Systems, Ed served in the British Army for 12 years. Ed holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering which he used fleetingly for a year after graduating whilst working on the North Sea oil rigs for Dowell Schlumberger. Ed is married with two children, lives in Herefordshire and enjoys taking advantage of all that a rural county offers.
Lieutenant General James R. Hockenhull
Lieutenant General James R. HockenhullChief of Defence Intelligence, MOD
Lieutenant General Hockenhull commissioned into the Intelligence Corps in 1986 after reading Politics at the University of York on a University Cadetship. His subsequent education includes a MA from Cranfield University and as a Visiting Fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford. Early postings were as an infantry platoon commander in Northern Ireland and intelligence appointments in the UK, Cyprus and Berlin. Between 1991 and 2003 he served on operations for seven years, spanning three tours, as Detachment, Company Commander and Commanding Officer in Joint Support Group (Northern Ireland). Staff appointments include a tour in the Ministry of Defence in Army Resources and Plans, as the British Exchange Instructor at the United States Command and General Staff College, and Deputy Director Force Development in MOD. Following a tour as Chief Campaign Plans in Headquarters Multi-National Force Iraq (HQ MNF-I), where he wrote the 2006 Campaign Plan and Campaign Assessment, he was Chief Plans at HQ ARRC and subsequently deployed to Afghanistan. Promoting to Brigadier in early 2009 he assumed the appointment of Director ISTAR (now Head Information Superiority) at Army Headquarters and in September 2011 he returned to the Ministry of Defence as Head Military Strategic Planning. In June 2013 he was promoted to Major General and deployed to Kabul as Director of the Ministry of Defence Advisory Group before taking up post as Commander Cyber and ISR in March 2015. In December 2018 Lieutenant General Hockenhull assumed the appointment of Chief of Defence Intelligence. Honours and awards include the OBE, MBE, QCVS, US Bronze Star and US Legion of Merit.
Mr Steven Kay QC
Mr Steven Kay QCHead of Chambers, 9 Bedford Row
Steven Kay QC is Head of Chambers at 9 Bedford Row and a leading international and UK criminal lawyer. He has a global reputation and has been in many of the landmark trials at the international courts and tribunals in The Hague that have established modern international criminal law. He has represented Heads of State, leading Military figures and Civilians. In the case of President Kenyatta at the ICC, he produced a result that changed the shape of African politics. Steven’s international practice includes advising Governments and organisations upon international legal issues, many of them with a political aspect. Steven is a Recorder of the Crown Court in England; Co-Chair of the ABA International Criminal Justice Standards Task Force; Former Co-Chair of the IBA War Crimes Committee; and Founder of the European Criminal Bar Association.
Mr William Keegan
Mr William KeeganSenior Economics Commentator, The Observer
Senior Economics Commentator for the Observer who was previously with the Financial Times, Daily Mail and News Chronicle. He also worked in the Economics Intelligence Department at the Bank of England and is now a visiting Professor of Economic History at the Strand Group, King’s College, London. Author of books including Mrs Thatcher’s Economics Experiment, The Spectre of Capitalism and Saving the World?, Gordon Brown reconsidered (2012) and Mr Lawson’s Gamble and Mr Osborne’s Economic Experiment. Since 1998 a governor of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).
Air Marshal Richard Knighton
Air Marshal Richard KnightonDeputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Military Capability), MOD
AM Knighton joined the RAF in 1988 as a University Cadet and studied at Clare College Cambridge graduating in 1991. He spent his early career working as an engineer officer on Nimrod and Tornado F3 aircraft and several tours on the Harrier force including being Senior Engineer Officer on 20 Sqn – the Harrier Operational Conversion Unit – at RAF Wittering. After 2 years in this role, including a short stint as Senior Engineer Officer on 1 Squadron in Italy during the Kosovo campaign, he was posted to the Tornado Integrated Project Team as the fleet manager for all marks of Tornado. He attended Advanced Command and Staff Course in 2003/4 before returning to the Harrier Force, this time as head of the team charged with transforming the way the Harrier was supported by industry. After 18 months in post he was selected to be the Military Assistant to Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Equipment Capability) in MOD. He was promoted to Group Captain in mid-2007 when he became Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff Strategy and Plans at Air Command at RAF High Wycombe. He attended the Royal College of Defence Studies in 2009, after which he took up his appointment as the RAF’s Logistics Force Commander and Station Commander at RAF Wittering. In 2011 he was promoted to Air Commodore and became Head of Finance and Military Capability (Air) in the MOD before setting up and leading the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) Programme in 2014. In January 2015 he was promoted to Air Vice-Marshal and appointed as the Assistant Chief of the Air Staff. In this role he oversaw the development of the RAF’s strategy and the planning for the RAF’s Centenary celebrations. He became Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Capability and Force Design) in 2017. He held this role for a little under 2 years before he was promoted to Air Marshal and appointed to his current role as Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Military Capability). Air Marshal Knighton is married to Caitlin, who is a partner in a large law firm in Cambridge; they have 2 teenage daughters. He is President of Combined Services and RAF Powerlifting and President of RAF Hockey and the RAF Winter Sports Federation. Away from work he maintains his pilot’s licence, is a keen skier, a below-average sportsman, and would like to do more sailing!
The Honorable Franklin D. Kramer
The Honorable Franklin D. KramerDistinguished Fellow Scowcroft Center for Strategy & Security, Atlantic Council (former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs)
The Honorable Franklin D. Kramer is a Distinguished Fellow and on the board of the Atlantic Council. Mr Kramer has been a senior political appointee in two administrations, including as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs where he was in charge of the formulation and implementation of international defense and political-military policy, with worldwide responsibilities including NATO, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America. In the non-profit world, Mr. Kramer previously has been a Senior Fellow at CNA; chairman of the board of the World Affairs Council of Washington, DC; a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy of the National Defense University; and an adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. Mr. Kramer has written extensively, including recently and as co-author: on cyber, “Cyber and Deterrence: The Military-Civil Nexus in High-End Conflict,” “Cyber, Extended Deterrence, and NATO,” and “Raising the Drawbridge with an ‘International Cyber Stability Board’”; on hybrid, “Meeting the Russian Hybrid Challenge”; on NATO, “Meeting the Russian Conventional Challenge,” “Effective Defense of the Baltics,” and “NATO’s New Strategy”; and on innovation, “Innovation, Leadership and National Security.”
Mr Edward Lucas
Mr Edward LucasSenior Vice-President, Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)
Edward Lucas is a writer and consultant specialising in European and transatlantic security. His expertise also includes energy, cyber-security, espionage, information warfare and Russian foreign and security policy. Formerly a senior editor at The Economist, the world’s foremost newsweekly, he is now a senior vice-president at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). He writes a weekly column in the London Times. In 2008 he wrote The New Cold War, a prescient account of Vladimir Putin’s Russia, followed in 2011 by Deception, an investigative account of east-west espionage. His latest print book is Cyberphobia. He has also written two e-books on espionage: The Snowden Operation and Spycraft Rebooted. He has contributed to books on religion, on media ethics and on the significance of Andrei Sakharov’s legacy. An experienced broadcaster, public speaker, moderator and panellist, Edward Lucas has given public lectures at Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities. He is a regular contributor to the BBC’s Today and Newsnight programmes, and to NPR, CNN and Sky News. For many years a foreign correspondent, he was based in Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Moscow and the Baltic states. He now lives in London. He concluded his time at The Economist as the editor responsible for the daily news app Espresso. He also wrote obituaries. A weekly syndicated column has appeared in English and other languages since 2005. In 1992 he co-founded an English-language weekly in Tallinn, Estonia: the Baltic Independent. His undergraduate degree is from the London School of Economics and he speaks five languages — German, Russian, Polish, Czech and Lithuanian. He is married to the writer Cristina Odone and has three children. His father is the Oxford philosopher JR Lucas.
Major General Mitch Mitchell
Major General Mitch MitchellDirector, DCDC
Brought up in Durham City, having been educated at St Leonards Comprehensive School, Mitchell was commissioned from Sandhurst into the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) in 1984. Reading Electronic Systems, he graduated from the Royal Military College of Science with a first-class honours degree returning to complete a Guided Weapons Master of Science nearly ten years later. In 35 years in the Army, technical leadership of troops and helping educate future leaders has been the central pillars of his career. Mitchell has been privileged, and challenged, to lead soldiers – from a platoon of 30 to a brigade of 3000 – keeping military equipment, from helicopters to battle tanks, fit and in the hands of fighting troops from Northern Ireland to Kosovo, Iraq to Afghanistan, Rwanda to Oman. For 10 years he has been a student on, or a Directing Staff of, the Defence’s senior professional military education courses; teaching the art and science of higher command and strategy making at the UK’s Defence Academy. This included a short period as the Head of Defence’s Technology School before becoming the Director of Defence’s ‘think-tank’, helping consider how technology will change future battlefields. His greatest challenge remains being a good father to two amazing and patient children; and as Chairman of Army Football, encouraging participation and the use of football as a global, social tool for good. His leadership mantra is there are “no bad units, only bad leaders”.
Ms Madeleine Moon MP
Ms Madeleine Moon MPMember of Defence Select Committee, House of Commons
MP for Bridgend since 2005, Madeleine sat on the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee from 2005 to 2007. Then serving as Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Energy and Climate Change Departments between 2007 and 2010. Madeleine joined the Defence Select Committee in 2009 and is Chair of the Arctic Sub-Committee. She was elected to the UK Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in 2010 and as its President in November 2018. Madeleine is also Chairs the Labour Backbench Defence Group and APPGs on MND and Parkinson’s.
Sir David Omand
Sir David Omandformer National Security Co-ordinator and Visiting Professor, King’s College London
Sir David Omand GCB is a Visiting Professor in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London and at PSIA Sciences Po in Paris. His government service included UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator in the Cabinet Office, Permanent Secretary of the Home Office, Director of GCHQ, Deputy Under-Secretary of State for Policy in the MOD and Principal Private Secretary of the Secretary of State for Defence. He is the Senior Independent Director of Babcock International Group plc and a senior adviser to Paladin Capital, investing in cybersecurity start-ups. He is the author of Securing the State (Hurst) 2010 and (with Professor Mark Phythian) Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence (OUP, 2018).
Ms Olivia Pinkney
Ms Olivia PinkneyChief Constable, Hampshire Constabulary
Olivia joined Hampshire Constabulary as chief constable in April 2016. She is focused on ensuring that the people the constabulary serves, their families and our communities are safer by tackling crime and offending, identifying and protecting those who need our help, and building partnerships that enable a better public service. A great service can only be delivered through the values of transparency, integrity, impartiality and always putting the public first. Olivia’s commitment to her officers and staff is reflected in her focus upon their wellbeing, both short and long term. Her track record includes championing the force’s pioneering work around helping colleagues who are victims of assault. Olivia is the chair of the National Police Coordination Committee for Local Policing, the national lead for the Policing of Children and Young People and the national chaplaincy lead for the police service. Olivia began her policing career with Avon and Somerset Constabulary. She later served as assistant chief constable for Surrey and Sussex forces before being appointed deputy chief constable at Sussex. In 2013, Olivia was appointed assistant inspector of constabulary with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, independently reporting on the effectiveness and efficiency of all police forces in England and Wales. Outside of work, Olivia is a keen sports-watching mum, and enthusiastically joins in with many outdoor activities. Olivia was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the 2016 New Year Honours list.
Mr Conrad Prince CB
Mr Conrad Prince CBFormer Cyber Security Ambassador, UK Government
Conrad Prince is a Distinguished Fellow at the UK defence and security think tank, the Royal United Services Institute. He is also RUSI’s senior adviser on cyber security, offensive cyber, and related intelligence and security issues. He was formerly the Director General for Operations and deputy head of the UK’s signals intelligence and cyber security agency, GCHQ, where he led the intelligence and active cyber operations for seven years. He was subsequently the UK’s first Cyber Security Ambassador. Conrad left Government service in 2018 and now acts as an advisor on cyber security to a range of institutions including Boston Consulting Group, BAE Systems, and Nationwide Building Society.
Mr Peter Ruddock CB CBE FRAeS
Mr Peter Ruddock CB CBE FRAeSChief Executive, Lockheed Martin
Peter Ruddock became the Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin UK in January 2016. Mr Ruddock represents Lockheed Martin at the Defence Suppliers Forum and on the Defence Growth Partnership Steering Committee. His previous role, which he held since joining the company in 2011, was as Business Development Director with responsibility for the development and execution of strategies to grow the business and strengthen customer relationships. He was also a member of the Ascent Board (Military Flying Training) for 4-years. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Mr Ruddock successfully completed fifteen different appointments in the Royal Air Force before leaving the Service, as an Air Marshal (3-star), in March 2011. His final appointment, which he held for 5-years, was as Director General Saudi Armed Forces Projects (based in Riyadh) with responsibility for a £4.3bn pound a year defence portfolio that included: Typhoon; Tornado; Hawk; PC-9; and the Al Jawf class (Sandown) minehunter. Air Marshal Ruddock’s previous tour was as the RAF’s Personnel Director with responsibility for more than 48,000 service personnel. This built on a variety of successful high-grade appointments in the UK Ministry of Defence, which covered most aspects of RAF and Defence business, plus an operational tour as the UK Air Component Commander for Air Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq during 2002. During his early military career, Air Marshal Ruddock spent 5-years in two key intelligence appointments, commanded the largest air defence base in the RAF and was the main driving force behind the UK’s enhanced Air Defence posture post 9/11. His time as a fighter pilot included: two tours as an instructor pilot and flight examiner; commanding the Qualified Weapons Instructors Course (the RAF’s equivalent of ‘Top Gun’); flying test and evaluation sorties on the Tornado Operational Evaluation Unit; and displaying the historic Spitfire and Hurricane with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight for five seasons. In recognition of his exceptional service, Air Marshal Ruddock was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in 2011, a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 2001 and awarded the US Legion of Merit (officer class) in 2004 for outstanding leadership on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan during 2002. An alumnus of Manchester Business School, Mr Ruddock is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the founding Vice President of the Riyadh Branch of the RAeS in Saudi Arabia. Air Marshal Ruddock attended the Joint Force Air Commanders Course; Royal Air Force Advanced Staff College; the UK MOD Resource Management Course at Henley Management College; and the Higher Management Training Programme at Ashridge Management College. He has also completed the Windsor Leadership Trust Experienced Strategic Leaders Programme and delivered highly acclaimed courses in leadership, within the RAF and to industry. Mr Ruddock is married to Joanna, who runs a heritage research and consultancy business, and they have homes in London and Cheltenham. He has two adult children, Alison and David, from a previous marriage.
General Patrick Sanders
General Patrick SandersCommander, JFC MOD
General Patrick Sanders was commissioned into The Royal Green Jackets in 1986 and spent his early career at Regimental Duty in Germany, Norway and the UK. He has commanded at company, battalion, brigade, and divisional level, including on operations in Northern Ireland (multiple tours), Kosovo (1999 and 2002), Bosnia (2001), Iraq (2007), and Afghanistan (2011-12). His staff appointments have all been in operational and strategic roles. These have included Brigade Chief of Staff, Directing Staff at the Joint Staff College, Pol/Mil adviser for the Commander of Coalition Forces in Iraq in 2003-4, Colonel Army Strategy, a brief tenure as Chief of Defence Staff’s Liaison Officer to the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and more recently Head Operations (Military) and Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Operations) in the MOD. His previous two appointments were GOC 3rd (UK) Division and Commander Field Army. He was promoted to General in May 2019 and assumed the post of Commander Joint Forces Command. He is Colonel Commandant of the Honourable Artillery Company and will assume the appointment of Colonel Commandant of The Rifles from July 2019. He speaks French and Norwegian, colloquial Spanish and can tell when he is being insulted in Arabic, Pashtun, Dari, Albanian and Serbo-Croat. Married to Fiona Bullen, a successful author, they have a son (Kit) working in London. General Sanders enjoys cycling, ski touring and alpine skiing, shooting and whisky. He is a martyr to Tottenham Hotspur FC. He dislikes scotch eggs and can’t bear Arsenal.
Mr Paul Spedding
Mr Paul SpeddingHead of Pre-Sales, Defence, BAE Systems
Paul started his career in defence in the early 1980s with Pilkington Optronics, a high technology electro-optical company providing a range of optical displays and targeting systems. After 20 years, Paul left a board position to help Thales create an international soldier modernisation business, before moving on to join General Dynamics UK. Here he helped create a Middle Eastern Joint Venture oriented toward national scale IT security, and spent some time living in Saudi Arabia. Paul now looks after BAE Systems Applied Intelligence’s Defence Solutions where he is proud to be able focus his skills and efforts to supporting the United Kingdom Defence and Security mission.
Air Marshal Edward Stringer
Air Marshal Edward StringerDirector General, Joint Force Development and Defence Academy, MOD
Air Marshal Edward Stringer is the Director General of Joint Force Development, and DG Defence Academy, within Joint Forces Command. For those familiar with military terminology he is the de facto ‘J7’ for the UK’s Military Strategic Headquarters. For those not so steeped, he owns the conceptual element of UK fighting power: concepts & doctrine, training & education, exercise & experimentation, lessons learned & innovation. Before that he was Assistant CDS (Operations) in the MOD in Whitehall, essentially the MOD’s operations director – from UK flood-relief to the Deterrent. Previously he had been ACAS, the RAF’s Assistant Chief, responsible for all policy interaction with MOD and for the RAF Board’s business. He arrived there from seeing the inside of the Pentagon as CDS’ Liaison Officer to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. A previous Commandant Air Warfare Centre and head of RAF Intelligence he has had operational commands in Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Balkans. A one-time Jaguar pilot and weapons instructor (QWI) he first saw action in the Gulf War in ’91 and in the no-fly zone (NFZ) operations that followed.
Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo
Dr Mariarosaria TaddeoDeputy Director of the Digital Ethics Lab, Oxford Internet Institute
Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo is Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, where she is the Deputy Director of the Digital Ethics Lab, and is Faculty Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. Her recent work focuses on the ethics of AI, cyber security, cyber conflicts, and ethics of digital innovation. Her area of expertise is Philosophy and Ethics of Information. She has been listed among the top 50 most inspiring Italian women working in AI in 2018. ORBIT nominated her among the top 100 brillinat women in AI Ethics. Dr Taddeo has been awarded The Simon Award for Outstanding Research in Computing and Philosophy, and the 2014 World Technology Award for Ethics acknowledging the impact of her research on the ethics of cyber conflicts. Since 2016, Taddeo serves as editor-in-chief of Minds & Machines (SpringerNature) and of Philosophical Studies Series (SpringerNature).
Mr Mark Thompson
Mr Mark ThompsonPwC UK
Mark is an environmental scientist who has spent 30 years advising clients on the environmental and social impacts of their business activities. Following graduation he briefly worked for the environmental regulator before joining the UK's first dedicated environmental consultancy in 1989. Early work focused on managing environmental impact assessments of large infrastructure projects in the UK and Hong Kong, including; the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (what became High Speed 1); the Jubilee Line Extension; the West Kowloon Reclamation and a 6000MWe coal-fired power station for China Light & Power. He joined the environmental team at PwC in 1999 and led a series of large environmental due diligence projects as part of the firm's M&A service offering. From 2005-07 he was seconded to PwC Russia and led the environmental team working across Russia and the CIS. Since returning to PwC in London he has advised clients such as JaguarLandrover, Leonardo, The Royal Navy and The Poppy Factory on how their activities generate environmental, economic and social impacts and value to society. He is married to Lee, a senior civil servant at the Dept. of Health and Social Care and they have two sons, one recently graduated, the other about to start university. Mark is a late addition to the mid-life cycling fraternity and otherwise relaxes playing rhythm & blues guitar in a couple of bands with a very modest following in the Wimbledon area.
Mr Francis Tusa
Mr Francis TusaEditor, Defence Analysis
Francis Tusa has been a leading defence journalist and analyst for nearly 30 years. Having started working at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies in 1987, and there setting up the Middle East Defence programme, he has subsequently worked for a wide range of written and broadcast outlets including Sky News, CNN, the Guardian, and many BBC channels. Within the defence media, he worked as UK and then European Editor for Armed Forces Journal International, and has written Janes, Flight International, Defense News and Aviation Week and Space Technology, as well as numerous Asian/Middle East defence magazines. He set up his newsletter, Defence Analysis, in 1998, and it has become a unique resource for defence data, intelligence and analysis, providing unrivalled information on defence budgets, industrial budgets and politics, and global defence markets. Another first was setting up Military Logistics International, the first – and only - magazine devoted to defence support/logistics.
Thursday 11th July 20192019-07-11 09:00:00 2019-07-11 17:00:00 Europe/London Intelligent Defence – Maximising Smart Power and Public Value **PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE** In 2018 Cityforum, with the encouragement of the then CDS and the active support of the Vice Chief and DCDC, conducted a programme of conclaves, papers and a major round table on ‘Intelligent Defence and Smart Power’. In the first half of 2019 Cityforum embarked on a second programme of work in this field that, among other things, seeks to make a public value case for defence, just before deliberations on the next comprehensive spending review take shape. This round table is the second of two top level full day round tables which preceed four smaller conclave discussions. The intention of the project is to provide a report to ministers and officials who will be engaged in a Comprehensive Spending Review that falls in a particularly difficult period for those that have to engage in its navigation. The first ‘Intelligent Defence – Maximising Smart Power and Public Value’ round table asked the question ‘what do we need to do?’; the second round table will examine the question ‘how can we do it?’ and will include major contributors from the military, defence and security officials, technology and business. Key themes include: Overview – The military contribution to fusion of effort and delivery of effect – What degree of fusion is achievable? – The experience of allies and of the NATO Alliance in delivering fusion of effort – The challenges to politicians Building engagement and the will to contest as the nature of conflict changes – Military leadership in the next decade – Recruitment, retention and community engagement – The national will to fight and the build-up of public engagement – The law and the soldier The rising priority of homeland protection – Meeting the challenges to the military – Military aid to the civil power – What works? – The contribution of industry How to gain the most benefit from the human resources available to UK defence Maximising capability for intelligent defence Intelligent defence, smart power and the successful pursuit of the national interest – Gaining and maintaining information advantage – New situations and new thinking – The communications dimension of smart power projection – Understanding and meeting the demands of information warfare – Making our alliances and relationships work to best effect – UK/USA/Europe PwC, More London Riverside, London, UK
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Who should attend?
Defence analysts and contractors, officials from relevant government departments and agencies, representatives from military and academia and companies wishing to engage in the changing climate for defence, both in terms of acquisition and power projection.