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Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence


05 March 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall
RUSI Members Only
A lecture by Stephen Lovegrove CB, Permanent Secretary, UK Ministry of Defence.

In his lecture, Stephen will discuss the challenges of managing the Ministry of Defence, in particular making Defence more innovative and protecting the UK in uncertain times.

Speaker Biography

Stephen Lovegrove CB became Permanent Secretary at the UK Ministry of Defence in April 2016. He previously spent three years as the Permanent Secretary at the Department for Energy and Climate Change and nine years at the Shareholder Executive, where he was Chief Executive, and a Director General of BIS, in which role he oversaw the development of strategies and transactions for the full range of State owned businesses, amongst them the Royal Mail, the Ordnance Survey and British Energy, as well as establishing the Green Investment Bank. Before joining the Civil Service, he worked in investment banking, and was a Managing Director in the corporate finance department of Deutsche Bank. Stephen also sat as the Government’s Representative on the Board of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. He is a member of the Civil Service Board, the National Security Council (Officials) and chairs the Civil Service Leadership and Learning Board.  He is a Non-Executive Director of Grosvenor Estates. He was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2013 New Year Honours List.

The event is open to all RUSI members. To become a member, please click here.

Refreshments will be served from 1215.

To attend this event, or if you have any queries please contact, Irina Dihanova, at or call +44 (0)20 7747 2600.

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