Non-Executive Director appointments

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NEDs provide independent oversight and constructive challenge to the organisation whilst serving on the Strategic Command Board, Executive Committee (ExCo) and Audit and Risk Committee as well as providing specialist advice to the business. Their contribution is vital for the future development of Strategic Command.

Matthew is Chief Technology and Product Officer at the BBC and Ian has an extensive background in healthcare and logistics, having recently been the Chair of King’s College Hospital. Both NEDs bring a wealth of experience and we are looking forward to working with them over the next few years.

Ian Smith said:

I am very pleased to be working with Strategic Command during such an interesting and challenging time. The evolving world order, changes in the UK’s political and social environment, and the rapid evolution of modalities such as cyber are fascinating issues, and I look forward to supporting Strategic Command in addressing their implications.

Picture of Ian Smith, one of the newly appointed Non-Executive Directors.

Ian Smith, newly appointed Non-Executive Directors. Image credits to Ian Smith 2020.

Matthew Postgate said:

I am delighted to be joining you at this exciting time as Joint Forces Command transitions to Strategic Command. I am particularly looking forward to the challenge of developing effective, secure technology systems across all domains, that keep pace with the demands of defence in the 21st century. I’m also fascinated to learn more about how the UK responds to geo-political change through joint operations and how we ensure that our joint forces are the best prepared in the world for the future.

Picture of Matthew Postgate, one of the newly appointed Non-Executive Directors.

Matthew Postgate, newly appointed Non-Executive Directors. Image credits to Matthew Postgate 2020.

Commander Strategic Command, General Patrick Sanders would like to thank Mike Naden and Roderick Angwin for their invaluable contribution to the development of Strategic Command, as they step down from their role as NEDs.

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