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Advisory Board Role Membership & Biographies

The aim of the Defence Academy Advisory Board is to capture senior level advice, the involvement of academics, senior business leaders, and public sector participants. Membership:

Vice Admiral Duncan Potts CB (Chair) - Director General Joint Force Development and Defence Academy. 

Mark Alexander - Operations Director Defence Academy

Sir Tom Phillips KCMG - Commandant Royal College of Defence Studies

Major General J R Free CBE -Commandant Joint Services Command and Staff College

Sir Paul Lever KCMG - Vice-President of the Royal United Services Institute Council

Sir Ian Andrews – Former Chairman, Serious Organised Crime Agency

Dr Frances Saunders - Trustee of the Engineering Development Trust and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Professor Sir Hew Strachan - Professor of International Relations at the University of St Andrews

Dr Andrew Tyler FRAeS FREng CBE - Chief Executive, Europe, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Mr Paul Collard - Partner,  Deloitte