In this episode, Ben Glitherow, Director of The Barton Partnership's Public Sector Practice is joined by Lieutenant General (Retd) Richard Nugee CB CVO CBE.
Here, they discuss adaptable leadership, change management, and the urgent need for a dedicated climate security centre. Richard emphasises integrating eco-conscious practices for competitive advantages and cost savings while navigating legacy structures and promoting sustainability-aligned financial benefits.
General Richard Nugee has earned international recognition for bringing the implications of Climate Change and Sustainability to the Defence and National Security sectors. After a full operational career in the British Army, as his final role he wrote a Review of Defence's approach to Climate Change and Sustainability. He is now the Non-Executive Director for Climate Change and Net Zero for the Ministry of Defence. He has expanded this policy interest into delivery, as the Chair, Director and Advisor of a number of renewable energy and environmental sustainability start-ups. He is CEO of a medical research charity, The Scar Free Foundation, Chair of the Royal NAAFI Board, Director of his own Strategic Advisory Company, a strategic advisor to a number of consultancies and organisations, including the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, Oxford University’s Climate Change (In)Security Project and a climate-focused venture capitalist group.