Commodore Mike Wainhouse is the Head of Futures and Strategy at the UK Ministry of Defence’s think-tank, the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC), where he is the lead for the Global Strategic Trends programme. He is a career naval officer with over 30 years’ experience. He spent 20 years at sea and commanded three warships. He has also served on operations in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan and been involved in both the strategic and operational level command and control of operations in the Ministry of Defence and the UK Permanent Joint Headquarters. He was the Deputy Commandant of the UK’s Joint Services Command and Staff College.