Reserve Forces 2030

Thursday 10 November 2022 16:30-17:15 GMT Webinar 
In partnership with
Ministry of Defence
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The Reserve Forces Review 2030 was commissioned by the then Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter, and conducted by a small team led by the former Minister for the Armed Forces, Brigadier The Rt Hon the Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton TD PC. The report followed 10 months of research and engagement and suggested how Defence may build on earlier work achieved under the £1.85bn Future Reserves 2020 programme.

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Reserve Forces 2030 (RF30) is capability driven. It is designed to help inform wider work to establish the UK’s future defence and security requirements, taking account of the increasing need to meet emerging risks and threats. It sits alongside the Integrated Review and the Integrated Operating Concept 2025.

The RF30 report made 18 recommendations, in four key areas:
  • Re-defining the Reserves’ relationship with society, recognising the need to cooperate and share expertise with, for instance, industry and academia.
  • Expanding the role of the Reserves as part of an integrated joint force, helping deliver active’ tasks - such as homeland resilience and defence diplomacy - whilst preserving and enhancing their assured capability to meet ‘contingent’ tasks such as war fighting.
  • Ways to unlock the full potential of the Reserve component of the UK’s armed forces, such as simplifying commitment types and better utilising the civilian skills, experience and diversity that Reservists can provide as part of the Whole Force.
  • Transforming how the Reserves are supported to deliver their mission, recognising the unique needs of the force and with a strong emphasis on digital enablement.
Join this, the first in a series of RF30 webinars, to:
  • Understand the RF30 vision, and the role of the RF30 team in realising that vision by 2030
  • Learn about the current RF30 priority workstreams
  • Meet, and have the opportunity to pose questions to, the RF30 team

16:30 Welcome from Chief Disruptor
Richard Morgan, Founder, Chief Disruptor Defence

16:35 RF30 update
Brigadier Hugh Robertson, Head RF30

16:55 Q&A

17:15 Close


Hear from...

Brigadier H J RobertsonBrigadier Hugh Robertson QVRM TD VR – Head RF30

Defence lead for coherence and implementation of RF30 Review recommendations. 36 years’ service in the Reserve Forces (Royal Signals) including overseas deployment to Iraq, and civilian specialist in IT.

Previous role was Assistant Chief of Staff Information Exploitation (Development) in HQ Field Army.                                                                                                                                                           Julie Forsyth Deputy

Julie Forsyth Deputy – Deputy Head (Civ) RF30 Programme Manager

Workstream lead for Reserves Op Model, Recruitment and co-lead for Strategic Workforce Planning.

 Civil servant for 28 years, in both operational, business change and project management roles.  People Transformation in MOD for 4 years.

RAF Police JNCO Reservist for the last 7 years.


Colonel RosieColonel Rosie Stone MSc DL VR - Deputy Head (Mil) RF30

Programme Manager

Workstream lead for Employer Engagement & Partnership, UK Resilience & Global Britain.

32 years Regular and Reserve service. Commanded specialist unit, Media Operations Group (MOG). Deployed NI, Bosnia, Afghanistan and NATO Libya campaign.

Previous role was Course Director, Defence Human Security Advisor, UK Defence Academy.


Colonel David Mogg

Colonel David Mogg – Deputy Head (Mil 2) RF30

Workstream lead for: digital / data / technology, and medical / dental.

Reserve Forces member since 1982. Original member of RF30 Report team. 

Previous OF5 roles in combat and initial training policy, and a deployment with NATO Mission Iraq.

Commanded a Reserve infantry battalion. 

Civilian work in organisational and technology strategy, marketing and brand.


Mr Peter Conlan

Mr Peter Conlan - Assistant Head 1 RF30
Lead for the Framework and Reserve Support Function workstreams.

Joined the Civil Service in Aug 22 after a career in the British Army.

Previous position was in the Reserve Forces and Cadets Directorate in the Ministry of Defence, responsible for mobilisation policy.


Commander Elaine GoldsworthyCommander Elaine Goldsworthy - Assistant Head 2 RF30 

Joined the RF30 team in September 22 as the lead for the Readiness, Mobilisation and De-mobilisation workstream.

Over 30 years Regular and Reserve Royal Naval service undertaking both volunteer and full-time roles.  A background in logistics, Regular and Reserve policy.


Natalie Deacon

Natalie Deacon - People Tx: RF30 Assistant Head

Lead for the Culture and Communications Workstream.

Joined Defence in 2004 and has worked across the majority of TLBs and Commands.

Previous role was in Acquisition and Approvals Transformation as Communication Team Leader.


Wing Commander Jason Chalk

Wing Commander Jason Chalk - Assistant Head 3 RF30

Lead for the Estates and Trg and Skills RF30 workstreams.

PT Officer by background with significant command and staff experience; has worked extensively in RAF and tri-svce trg roles.

Previous position was Regional Commandant (Southwest) for the RAF Air Cadets.



This webinar is for all those within the UK Armed Forces who wish to find out more about RF30. All ranks are welcome.

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