Richard Shirreff has over 37 years of experience as an international leader and commander with exceptional diplomatic, managerial and political skills. He has risen to the highest rank in the British Army and NATO. Until July 2014 he was a member of NATO’s strategic command group and deputy to NATO’s US strategic commander with specific responsibility for engaging closely with theatre/operational commanders and Allied/Coalition nations to ensure integration of ends, ways and means in the pursuit of policy; the essence of strategy. As Operation Commander of the EU Operation in Bosnia-Herzogovina redesigned strategy and achieved buy- in from EU Policy Security Committee and EU Foreign Ministers.
A high achiever of international significance able to operate in the most complex environments under sustained political pressure, Richard Shirreff has a record of unfailing achievement from the strategic to the tactical. A savvy influencer with considerable experience in successful pan-governmental negotiation. He speaks regularly on leadership, strategy and geo-strategic issues in the corporate sector and is establishing himself as an independent strategic consultant .
General Richard Shirreff would be happy to discuss candidly the Ukraine crisis, the key decision point that NATO countries face today as a result of Russia’s activities, and where he envisages the policy direction to be in terms of military involvements. His will also cover the Islamic State and the wider Geo-Political. He speaks frankly and will not just toe the British Policy line.
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