The Contribution of the Defence Industry to Stable Societies

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To launch the Business Leaders’ event series, join us for a conversation with Alex Cresswell, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Thales UK.

In this wide-ranging conversation, Mr Cresswell will offer perspectives on:

  • The importance of the defence and security industry as a stabilising force in the world.
  • How defence capabilities are strongly contributing to safer, more prosperous, and ultimately more sustainable societies.
  • The environmental, social and governance role and responsibilities of the defence and security industry.
  • Emerging technology and the environment.

This webinar will be moderated by Lucy Fisher, RUSI Associate Fellow and Chief Political Commentator, Times Radio

Speaker's Biography

Alex Cresswell was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Thales UK in February 2020. Prior to his current role, he served as Executive Vice-President, Land Defence and Air Systems (2013-2020) and Director of the Land Defence Division (2010-2013).

How to attend

The Business Leaders’ series is open to all RUSI Organisation Members. To attend this event, you must pre-register no later than 3 May using the ‘Register here’ button. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the event.

Please note, the joining link is for the exclusive use of RUSI Organisation members and is not transferable.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Zivile Kuleviciute, Events Manager, at

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  • Thales

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  • Business Leader Series

    The Business Leader Series brings together senior leaders from our corporate membership to share their perspectives, prompt further debate and inspire innovative thinking.

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