General Sir Peter Wall is the former head of the British Army. Sir Peter held the position of Chief of the General Staff between 2000 and 2014, rounding off his 40 year career in uniform.
Sir Peter started his military career in the Royal Engineers serving in Rhodesia, Belize, Hong Kong, the Falkland Islands and the Balkans. More recently he has been closely involved in the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns.
He has commanded 9 Parachute Squadron RE, 32 Engineer Regiment in Hohne, including time in Bosnia, 16 Air Assault Brigade in UK, the Joint Force Headquarters, and 1st (UK) Armoured Division in Iraq and Germany.
Sir Peter has held a number of other senior posts including:
- Chief of Staff of 5 Airborne Brigade, the MOD, Abbey Wood
- Chief of Staff of the UK National Contingent HR for Op TELIC1
- Deputy Chief of Joint Operations
- Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Operations)
His principal task as Army Chief was leading the Army though a major change programme following the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security review, whilst completing the Army’s campaign in southern Afghanistan.
As a keynote speaker, delivering presentations in public to large audiences, and equally to more private gatherings in a social context has been a core part of his Sir Peter Wall’s skillset as a senior leader in the Army.
His speaking topics include:
- Crisis Management
- High Command
- Change Management
- Achieving Peak Performance
- Sustaining Excellence
- Learning Lessons
- Building and Protecting Reputation
He is President of Combat Stress, Chairman of the Gurkha Welfare Trust and Patron of Team Army.