Leo JD Callow, MBE, BEM, MBA

Military Education Advisor, Group Board

Leo is the Group’s military advisor and is best placed to advise and guide the group on the key requirements of her Majesty’s Armed Forces. Following a 30 year career within the Armed Forces that saw Leo, following his commission and training at Sandhurst, rise to senior officer ranks across a range of regiments including Commanding Officer and Director of HR within the Armed Forces HQ.

His career saw him lead the recruitment of 15,000 additional personnel and lead the development 200,000 military soldiers and 1,000 civilian personnel and maintain a £20m individual skills budget to facilitate 43 different programmes and a further £257m budget.

Leo’s skills for developing, implementing and sustaining board level strategy, HR plans, policy and solutions within the Armed Forces saw him oversee the Queens Golden Jubilee. Shaping, articulating and representing at international level, the military component of the Joint Declaration and Good Friday Agreement saw Leo awarded an MBE for exceptional leadership and complex change management during a difficult operational period.


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