Chief of Defence People
Joined Army whilst at School (1979). Educated Durham University (Anthropology Hons) and MA (Military Affairs – King’s London). Commissioned Royal Artillery 1986 Posted to Germany after Sandhurst, 4 tours of Northern Ireland, tours of Bosnia, Kosovo. Commanded Regiment in Iraq 2003, Cyprus 2004, and deployed as Brigadier to Afghanistan 2006. 3 appointments in personnel roles, responsible for all Army personnel policy. Interests include cycling, sailing, singing.
Chairman, UN Association of the UK
Professor of Journalism
Former Chief Executive, The Place
Chairman, Ofcom, Channel 4 & Former Chairman, Santander
Reader in Early Modern European History, University of Cambridge