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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 Future Reserves 2020 programme.
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 (Refresh) 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 and employers within industry, academia and the NHS.
2. Expanding the role of the Reserves as part of an integrated joint force, supporting routine tasks and operations such as homeland resilience and global defence engagement - whilst preserving and enhancing their assured capability to meet contingency roles such as war fighting.
3. Unlocking the full potential of the Reserve component of the UK’s armed forces, including 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 third in our series of RF30 webinars. In addition to a general update from the new Head of RF30 Implementation, Commodore Martin Quinn, this webinar will focus on:
16:00 Welcome from Chief Disruptor
Richard Morgan, Founder, Chief Disruptor Defence
16:05 Head of RF30 introduction
Commodore Martin Quinn
16:10 Team updates on key RF30 Workstreams
16:40 Q&A (priority to external audience participants)
17:00 External participants leave. Q&A for serving Reservists
Commodore Martin Quinn - Head of RF30 Implementation
An ex-Regular qualified submariner, logistician and strategic communications specialist. His previous role was Head Reserves, Reserves Forces and Cadets. In his Reserve career he has been Head of Media Operations Specialists and Commander of the Maritime Reserves.
Colonel 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 – 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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.