Before joining McKinney Rogers, Sir Robert was a vice president of Hewlett-Packard, where he ran its $1.5 billion Mideast defense business. He remains an advisor to HP and a number of other companies in defense and banking. The challenges of bringing two disparate teams together to fight a war are not dissimilar, he reckons, from two previously competing organizations that must work together as a result of a merger or acquisition.
Before business, he completed a military career that included posts at the highest level of strategic direction and deployed command. In 1997, in the rank of brigadier, he became the director naval staff in Britain's Ministry of Defense, after which he took over command of 3 Commando Brigade and was deployed to Kosovo. Four years later, he was appointed commandant general of the Royal Marines and became commander, U.K. amphibious forces, a year later, and headed the UK maritime component of operations in the Gulf. His final operational tour followed in 2003 as deputy commanding general of coalition forces in Iraq, where he served under current U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey (See CEO2Gov Summit) and was awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit. He is a visiting professor at Reading University and a visiting fellow at Oxford.
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For additional information, contact Tim Dodson at email@example.com of 404.853.8109.
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Time: 7:15 A.M. Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 A.M. Remarks by Sir Robert Fry, Q & A
Place: The New Buckhead Club, 26th Floor, Sovereign Building, 3344 Peachtree Road, Atlanta
Cost: Refer to registration form and pricing. Price includes continental breakfast and self-parking
Dress: Normal office attire
Please reserve no later than Friday, March 11, 2011.