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David Livingstone MBE DSC

Associate Fellow, International Security


  • National Security and Resilience
  • Counter Terrorism Strategy
  • Cyber Security Policy
  • Counter Insurgency
  • National Crisis Management infrastructure
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal
  • Civil/Military Cooperation in security operations
  • Defence and Security Industrial matters


Recent Publications

  • 'Security at the Olympics: A System Designed to Cope', Expert Comment, July 2012
  • Cyberspace and the National Security of the United Kingdom, Chatham House Report, March 2009
  • 'Role of Industry in the Anti-Terrorism Era', Submission to UK Parliament HCDC
  • 'Whither Resilience?' Centre for Defence Studies, King's College London
  • Government and the Business Community, NATO Advanced Research Workshop on 'Science and Society in the Face of the New Security Threats'
  • 'Engaging the Science and Technology Community - The View from Industry', NATO ARW on Science and Technology Policies for the Anti-Terrorist Era
  • 'People, Process and Technology - Closing the Gaps', Cityforum Round Table on Homeland Security


2010 -  Chairman, CyberCloud Ltd
2005 -  Managing Director, Napier Meridian Ltd
2005 - 10 Managing Partner, Morgan Aquila LLP
1999 - 2005 Senior managerial appointments in the Defence and Security industry
1998 - 99 Director of IT, UK Naval Air Command
1994 - 98 Staff officer, Directorate of Military Operations, UK MODGuest lecturer, Cabinet Office Emergency Planning CollegeGuest lecturer, Defence Management Training School
1994 Graduate of UK Army Staff College
1991 - 93 Helicopter Fleet Manager, UK Naval Air Command
1989 - 1991 Helicopter Pilot and Flight Commander, UK Navy destroyer
1987 - 89 Commanding Officer, UK Navy 
1986 - 87 UK Navy liaison officer, Royal Hong Kong Marine Police

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