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Interview with General Sir Richard Barrons KCB CBE – Recently retired military commander

26 Apr 2021
Online webinar, Online

Join Alderman Alastair King, Chair of IoD City of London, as he interviews General Sir Richard Barrons KCB CBE on Monday 26th April 2021 at 1800hrs. 

General Sir Richard Barrons is a remarkable, recently retired British military commander. This is a rare opportunity to hear from someone who has been in the very top levels of the British armed forces. I will ask the General for his views on leadership in tough times; what businesses can learn from the military; taking opportunities when the situation is difficult; building resilience into our businesses; workforce training and cyber threats to UK business. I look forward to you joining me then.

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Date & time: 26 Apr 2021 18:00 - 19:00
Location: Online webinar, Online
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Event manager:
Ms Polly Buckley
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GENERAL SIR RICHARD BARRONS served as Commander Joint Forces Command, one of the six ‘Chiefs of Staff’ leading the UK Armed Forces, 2013-2016. He was responsible for 23000 people worldwide and a budget of £4.3Bn, delivering intelligence, Special Forces, operational command and control, surveillance, reconnaissance and information systems and communications, operational logistics, medical support, and advanced education and training across the Armed Forces. He joined the Army via Sandhurst in 1977 and read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at The Queen’s College, Oxford en route to becoming an artillery officer. His military career included the last decade of the Cold War and leadership from Captain to General on military operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan – often as part of US-led coalitions and in NATO. As a Lieutenant General serving in the MoD he oversaw all UK military operations, including the Libya campaign and support to the 2012 Olympics. He is a Distinguished Fellow at RUSI and a Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS.  He has a global role with CAE working on government relations and strategy, primarily around the evolution of national and alliance synthetic environments, and his other work includes Managing Partner of Wychwood Partners (govt/board-level geo-strategic insight and advice on digital risk and opportunity, particularly cyber resilience) and Co-Chairman of Universal Defence & Security Solutions, applying the expertise of former Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and MoD Civil Service personnel around the world. He advises and comments widely on senior leadership, defence and security, lecturing regularly on defence policy, strategy, and especially the modernisation and transformation of armed forces through Digital Age technology. He is President of the Victory Services Club.


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