Recorded: 6 September 2016
Through this named lecture, Air Marshal Young explores the history of contracting for support over the past 10 years, assess the lessons learnt - good and bad - and looks at what now needs to happen to keep up with expectations for delivering more with less at an acceptable risk to delivery.
About the Speaker:
Air Marshal J A Young CB OBE MDA BSc FRAeS, Air Member for Materiel and Chief of Material, Defence Equipment and Support.
Air Marshal Julian Young was appointed Chief of Materiel (Air) within DE&S in April 2016. In this role he leads an organisation of some 1,600 military and civilian staff with the responsibility of spending an annual budget of around £4Bn on equipping and supporting all of the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s) fixed-wing aircraft. He also is the focal point of contact within DE&S for the Royal Air Force (RAF), is a Member of the Air Force Board and Chief Engineer (RAF).He also has a MOD-wide role as the Defence Engineering Champion.
Previously, he was DE&S’s Director Helicopters for some 16 months, where he was responsible for equipping and supporting Defence’s rotorcraft. Before this spell in DE&S, he was triple-hatted at HQ Air Command as Executive Officer, Chief Engineer and Chief of Staff Support for 2 years. In 2010 he worked with PwC and EADS for 6 months through the Defence Career Partnering Scheme.