Leadership Hosts

Corporate Battlefield’s Event teams are selected according to the requirements and nature of the client’s business. The team members are all professional in their own fields and together they bring a product that embodies trust, honesty and pride. From the outset they work to deliver a programme and event itinerary that is based on a sound understanding of client issues, good listening and innovative planning.

Leadership Hosts

Our business facilitators are experienced at board and senior executive level and from the outset are responsible to the client CEO for constructing and delivering the programme based on the client’s outcome requirements.

Colonel (ret'd) Mike Dewar MA Oxon

Mike Dewar was commissioned into The Rifle Brigade and served in both Borneo and Northern Ireland, instructed at the RMA Sandhurst, held the post of Chief G3 Operations at HQ 1st British Corps and, after commanding, was appointed the first Colonel Defence Studies at Staff College. He was headhunted in 1990 to become Deputy Director at The International Institute for Strategic Studies, the world’s leading ‘Think Tank’. He successfully made the transition to business by founding his own PR, Publishing and Marketing Company in 1996. He is the author of 15 books, writes for the national press and speaks regularly on TV and Radio on defence issues.

Group Captain (ret'd) Christopher Finn

Chris has an MPhil from Cambridge University and attended the Joint Services’ Defence College. He has commanded the Navigator and Airman Aircrew School and been the RAF’s Director of Defence Studies. At the tactical level Chris specialises in the role of Air Power in the joint battle and the unique challenges of leadership in the air environment. He also concentrates on strategic and operational leadership, planning and command & control, and the political dimension of warfare. He is a part-time senior Strategic Studies lecturer at Royal Air Force College Cranwell.

Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Eliot Glover

Eliot is a former Army Lieutenant Colonel having served for 18 years as a professional qualified officer (lawyer) and retired in 2014 following a 2 year appointment as one of NATO’s legal advisers for operations. He has served in various conflict zones, including Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Libyan campaign. Eliot is a conflict management consultant and coach. He provides bespoke solutions to organisations experiencing internal conflict amongst teams/individuals, or external conflict with other organisations they conduct business with. His specialism is in rebuilding working relationships where trust and confidence has broken down. He has trained NATO personnel in UK, Europe and USA to practice as mediators and has lectured in UK, Germany and USA. He is a guest speaker at the International Mediation Summit, Madrid in June 2015.

Colonel (ret'd) Clive Mantell MBE

Clive Mantell was commissioned into the Green Howards, an infantry regiment. His operational experience includes Northern Ireland, the Balkans, the Middle East and Africa. Multilingual, he has held senior leadership roles in both national and international environments, including United Nations, European and African Union operations, and International Criminal Court investigations. His unique experiences include service with Special Forces and seven years with the French army. In a commercial role, he assessed leadership skills of United Arab Emirates officers, for whom he also delivered leadership courses.

Major General (ret'd) Mungo Melvin CBE OBE

Mungo Melvin was commissioned in 1975 into the Royal Engineers, concluding his career by commanding British Forces Germany and advising the Chief of Defence Staff on strategy. Long associated with military education, he codified Mission Command and pioneered the use of battlefield studies to enhance operational and strategic understanding. He is now a freelance lecturer, historian and defence adviser. Mungo delivered the leadership strategy to the senior management teams of eBay, Japanese Tobacco International, AbbVie, Boeing UK, Kemira and The Conference Board (Europe), and to NATO’s Secretary General and his high-level staff.

Lieutenant General (ret'd) Sir Barney White-Spunner KCB CBE

Barney has led British and allied troops on operations in the Balkans, the Middle East including Iraq, Afghanistan, in South East Asia and in Africa. During his career he commanded the Household Cavalry, and the British Army’s elite Air Assault Brigade. His last appointment was as Army Commander. He has also worked at the highest levels of British and European government, being closely involved in the formulation of defence policy. Author of two military histories, his latest book “Of Living Valour” tells the story of the British soldiers who fought at Waterloo and is published in March 2015. He currently runs one of the UK’s most influential campaigning groups who represent half a million of the rural population.

Lieutenant General (ret'd) Sir Philip Trousdell KBE CBE

Philip Trousdell served in the Army where his command appointments included the Gurkha Brigade in Hong Kong, the multi-national NATO force in the Balkans and the operations in Northern Ireland. As Commandant of the Army’s officer leadership Academy at Sandhurst he was responsible for delivering leadership training across the Army. He has been strategic adviser to a number of major commercial organisations. Since 2011 he has been Chairman of the Civil Nuclear Police Authority which is responsible for providing armed response teams at all nuclear power stations and the international movement of nuclear waste. He has hosted Corporate Battlefields events for NATO at Waterloo, Brother UK at Naseby, the Thames Valley Police at Newbury and CIPS at Wattisham.

Colonel (ret'd) Jim Willis MBE

Jim Willis served as an Infantry Officer in the British Army for 28 years. Following attendance of the Army’s Command and Staff College, he held various prestigious appointments, including instructing at Sandhurst, strategic planning for the Gulf War, and commanding 1st Battalion the Green Howards in Afghanistan and the Balkans. He retired with an MBE from the military in 2012 and joined the Priory Group, the UK’s largest independent provider of mental healthcare services. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Priory Healthcare. Jim hosted The Conference Board (Europe) and Abbott leadership Events at Waterloo in 2010/11.