Royal New Zealand Air Force Chief on the Future South Pacific Operating Environment

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An address by Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Clark, Chief of the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

New Zealand plays a significant role in upholding stability and security in the South Pacific. The relatively small forces and communities of that region face serious security challenges, including climate change, internal disputes, and foreign interference – all played out over vast geographic distances.

Air Vice-Marshal Clark will discuss trends, challenges and opportunities in the future operating environment, and explore how innovation and resilience can deliver effective capability for a small force, focusing on the South Pacific.

The webinar will be moderated by Paul O’Neill, Director of Military Sciences, RUSI.

Speaker's Biography

Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Clark was appointed Chief of the Royal New Zealand Air Force in September 2018. Throughout his career, he has held a variety of operational and strategic level staff positions, including Assistant Chief of Air Force – Strategy Management, Director of Defence Intelligence, Deputy Chief of Air Force, Assistant Chief Capability and Air Component Commander.

How to Attend

This event is open to RUSI members only. Find out how to become a RUSI member here. To take part, you must pre-register no later than 15 July using the ‘Register to attend’ button above. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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