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Robin Bucknall MA MSc FCMI CBCI

Experience and Expertise:
Robin is a former Royal Marines senior officer with 32 years’ experience across defence and international relations. Notable roles have included: Chief of Staff of an Army Logistics Brigade; UK advisor to the head of the UAE Navy; and international policy and strategic planning within the Ministry of Defence. In partnership with academics from Cranfield University, Robin was the MoD director for a high profile international out-reach programme designed to promote governance, management, and leadership of the security sector.  In 2020 he was seconded to join the MoD team that supported the Cabinet Office and developed a bespoke exercise to help 15 government departments refine their COVID 19 winter plans.


Robin’s approach is to bring people together into teams and help them to solve complex problems.


Education and Former Background:

  • Institute of Directors: Certificate in Company Direction: 2020.

  • Chartered Manager:  Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute: 2019.

  • Business Continuity Institute: Certificate of Business Continuity (with Merit): 2019.

  • Leicester University:  Master of Science Degree in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management:  2008.

  • King's College London: Master of Arts Degree (with Distinction).  Defence Studies: 2006. 

  • Joint Services Command and Staff College.

  • Directing Staff – Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

  • Commando Training Centre Royal Marines. 

  • Qualified ISO 22301 lead auditor



  • Joint Forces Commander’s Commendation (2019).

  • Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service (2003)


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Client Comments:

“Robin is absolutely superb. He delivered an engaging multi-agency table-top exercise for us and post exercise report, which helped identify gaps in our planning so we could address these in advance of an event. Robin is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to any organisation.”
Alastair Lee, Head of Business Continuity, Imperial College London

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