Reserve Forces 2030


Thursday 23 February 2023 18:30-19:30 GMT Webinar 
In partnership with
Ministry of Defence
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The Reserve Forces Review 2030 was 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 produced 18 recommendations on how Defence could build on earlier work achieved under the £1.85bn Future Reserves 2020 programme.

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Reserve Forces 2030 (RF30) is a capability driven programme that has created 14 workstreams from the RF30 Review's recommendations. 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 programme maintains its focus in four key areas:

1.Re-defining the Reserves’ relationship with society, recognising the need to cooperate and share expertise with key partners including industry, academia and the NHS.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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 second in a series of RF30 webinars, to receive an update on the RF30 priority workstreams. As requested during the first webinar, this webinar will focus on:
  • Terms and Conditions of Service (TACOS)
  • Mobilisation
  • Employer Engagement and Partnership

18:30 Welcome from Chief Disruptor
Richard Morgan, Founder, Chief Disruptor Defence

18:35 RF30 introduction
Major General Marc Overton, ACDS RF&C

18:40 Team updates on key RF30 Workstreams

19:10 Q&A

19:30 Close


Hear from...

220221006-Maj_Gen_Marc_Overton ACDS RF&CMajor General Marc Overton TD DL VR – ACDS Reserve Forces & Cadets

Late of the London Regiment. 36 years in the Reserve Forces. Previous role was Army Head Strategy (Reserves), responsible for the Army Reserve input into the Integrated Review. Civilian role is Managing Director of BT's Division X, responsible for a portfolio of businesses delivering solutions around 5G and IoT to accelerate digital transformation.

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.

Julie ForsythJulie 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 Reservist for the last 7 years.

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 - Assistant Head People Tx

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.

Maj Dave Crosbie

Major Dave Crosbie - Modernising Terms of Service project lead

RF30 delivery partner – policy development SO2.

16 years Regular service, currently working in MOD Head Office. Infantry officer with four operational deployments to Afghanistan.

Commanded an Infantry Company. Previous SO3 and SO2 roles in Army HQ (operations and personnel policy).

Angelis D - profile photo-jpgDamian Angelis – Benefits Manager for RF30

Workstream lead for: TACOS and the Offer, and Benefits Manager for RF30 workstreams

Experienced consultant working for the Financial Sector and departments across Whitehall since 2005, including a period working for the NAO on the value for money of implementation of major government programmes and change initiatives. Joined MOD in 2019 as part of the Defence Transformation Portfolio to develop and implement a performance framework to track and report progress on transformation impact across Defence.



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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