The Shifting Global Defence Landscape: A Conversation with Beth McGrath

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Join us for the next event in our Business Leader series, a conversation with Beth McGrath, Deloitte’s Global Leader for the Government and Public Services Industry, and Global Sector Leader for Defence, Security and Justice.

In this wide-ranging conversation, Ms McGrath will tackle questions relating to:

  • Maintaining the importance of allies and interoperability.
  • Balancing the economic impact of inflation and budget changes.
  • Overcoming global supply chain challenges and the imperative of meeting demand.


The conversation will be moderated by Deborah Haynes, Security and Defence Editor, Sky News.

How to attend

The Business Leader Series is open to RUSI Organisation Members. To attend this event, you must register your interest no later than 28 September by contacting Sabrina Downey, Events Director, at You will receive a email confirming your place. Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

This event is being held in-person only at: Churchill War Rooms, Clive Steps, King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AQ. Refreshments will be available from 16:30 BST.

For any additional queries, please email Sabrina Downey, Events Director, at

Speaker's biography

  • Beth McGrath

    Beth McGrath was appointed Global Industry Leader for Government and Public Services at Deloitte Consulting LLP in November 2020, in addition to her role as the Global Leader for Defence, Security and Justice. Prior to joining Deloitte, Ms McGrath served as the Deputy Chief Management Officer for the US Department of Defence. She also served as Vice Chair of the US Federal Suitability and Security Clearance Performance Accountability Council, and as Deputy Director for Systems Integration, US Defence Finance and Accounting Service. She has held numerous business/acquisition roles within the US Department of the Navy.

  • Deloitte

    Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax, and related services with approximately 330,000 people in more than 150 countries and territories.

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Event series

  • Business Leader Series

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

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