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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.
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.
16:30 Welcome from Chief Disruptor
Richard Morgan, Founder, Chief Disruptor Defence
16:35 RF30 update
Brigadier Hugh Robertson, Head RF30
Brigadier 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 – 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 Rosie Stone MSc DL VR - Deputy Head (Mil) RF30
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 – 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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.