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Commodore (Ret’d) Adrian Aplin MBE MA MA FCILT FIoD CDir

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Adrian spent 32 years as a Royal Navy Logistics and Supply Chain specialist, working primarily in the joint arena in the support to operations, strategy and policy areas. He served in the UK MoD Head Office in Whitehall, Navy Command Headquarters, and the Defence Equipment & Support organisation in addition to operational roles ranging from a survey ship to aircraft carriers.

He was also second in command of Royal Navy Air Station Yeovilton and Directing Staff and Divisional Executive Officer at the Advanced Command & Staff Course. As a Commodore (1*) he was Head of the RN’s Infrastructure portfolio, senior Logistics professional responsible for all Logistics and Supply Chain activity across the Naval Service and Deputy Chief Naval Logistics Officer. Latterly he was Head of Defence Logistics Strategy across all 3 Services driving the Defence Support Network Transformation and a new generation of evergreen digital cloud based cyber-secure logistics services as Programme Director of the £1.4Bn Logistics IS Programme. Adrian retired early from the UK MoD in 2019 to pursue his commercial business interests and offer part time consultancy, complimenting his military experience with a practical commercial outlook.