The future relationship between the Royal Navy, UK defence and UK science

21 May at 08:15 09:45 BST

Our Geostrategy Forum convenes and connects prominent stakeholders for monthly breakfast discussions on key geostrategic issues and foreign, defence and international trade policy matters. A keynote speaker discusses a prominent topic before invited guests exchange their views and ideas in a roundtable format.

The Geostrategy Forum takes place once a month at the In and Out Naval and Military Club. Events are by invitation only and take place strictly off the record.

Keynote speaker

R. Adm. James Parkin

Director Develop, Royal Navy

Rear Admiral James Parkin is Director Develop in the Royal Navy. Promoted to Rear Admiral in 2021, he has 25 years of service at sea and ashore. Prior to his current role, he spent a year as Assistant Chief of Staff for Joint Plans.He was also Commander of the Littoral Strike Group from 2018 to 2020, in which capacity he deployed worldwide, and commanded several notable joint operations overseas, including the multinational Baltic Protector deployment to Northern Europe in 2019, and the International Maritime Security Construct in the Middle East in 2020. He is a graduate of both the Advanced Command and Staff Course and the Higher Command and Staff Course at the Defence Academy of the UK and holds degrees from the University of Oxford and King’s College London.

Honorary chair

Dr Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter OBE

Honorary Chair, Geostrategy Forum

Dr Carl Hunter OBE is Chairman of Coltraco Ultrasonics, a high-exporting advanced manufacturer. He is also: Chairman of the British Exporters Association; Director-General of the Durham Institute of Research, Development and Invention; Director of the Centre of Underwater Acoustic Analysis; Professor-in-Practice at Durham University Business School; Visiting Fellow of the Royal Navy Strategic Studies Centre; and Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.


In and Out Naval and Military Club

4 St James’s Square
London,SW1Y 4JUUnited Kingdom
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