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Air Commodore Peter J Grinsted OBE MA MBA CEng RPP FRAeS MAPM RAF (Ret'd)

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Peter retired from the Royal Air Force after 37 years’ service in April 2016. Originally an aircraft engineer he enjoyed a wide variety of appointments supporting mostly fast-jet aircraft before his career focused on programme management. His last tour was as the Head of UAS Team within Defence Equipment & Support where he was responsible for equipping and sustaining UAS operations for all UK Armed Forces whilst maximising synergies and efficiencies across the programmes.

He also had additional pan-government responsibility for developing the UK government policy and strategy for the UK UAS enterprise. Prior to this, he was on loan service to the US Department of Defense in the multi-national F-35 Joint Program Office where, as Deputy Director Logistics and Sustainment, he was instrumental in developing the global support solution for F-35. He now manages his own business consultancy helping clients with strategy development and optimizing marketing opportunities.