Speakers Announced for OA Employment Symposium in London

Industry experts will share their knowledge on building a career after the military.

The OA Employment Symposium in London is the ‘must attend event’ for officers looking to get a head start in their next career after leaving the Services. Bringing together serving and former officers, key employers and industry experts. The day involves breakout sessions and talks, covering industry insights and career advice.

The OA Employment Symposium is at Deloitte’s London headquarters, on Tuesday 12th December 2017, 11:30-18:00.

Liz Stevens, OA Head of Employment Services, said: “Once again this year, we are really fortunate to have such an experienced and knowledgeable group of speakers who are very willing to share their expertise with those in transition. Whilst some have a military background, all have a particular understanding of the challenges faced by officers in securing employment when they leave the Services.”

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Here are profiles on three confirmed speakers. They are all former officers developed successful civilian careers.

John Lodge, NHS Improvement

After leaving the Royal Engineers, John Lodge joined the NHS through its national graduate management training scheme in 2012. His diverse health career has involved hospital service management; national military health commissioning and policy at the Department of Health. He is now a quality improvement advisor to the NHS national regulator, NHS Improvement. John will speak at the breakout session on Project Management.





Guy Neale, PA Consulting

Guy Neale was an officer in the Royal Welsh, and has now worked at PA Consulting for six years. PA is a consulting, technology and innovation firm, with 2,600 employees. Guy specialises in Business Design, which blends analytical and creative thinking to bring new business models, services and teams to life. As a Managing Consultant, he leads teams to deliver great work with clients; plus he is involved in business development and management. Guy will speak at the breakout session on Consultancy and Risk.




Simon Marr MBE, WYG

Simon Marr is a former Army officer, who was previously Director of Safety, Security and Resilience at the BBC. He is now in a similar role for WYG, an award-winning professional services firm operating from more than 50 locations around the world. Simon will speak at a breakout session on Consultancy and Risk.