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Hamish de Bretton-Gordon

Hamish de Bretton-Gordon is Managing Director, CBRN, at Avon Protection. He served in the British Army for 23 years, including as Commanding Officer of the UK CBRN Regiment and NATO’s Rapid Reaction CBRN Battalion. His operational deployments included the 1st Gulf War, Cyprus, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2005 he was appointed an OBE for exceptional performance, and is one of the world’s leading experts in chemical and biological counter terrorism and warfare.

His recent work has taken him to Syria during the current conflict, advising Syria Relief on treating the victims of chemical weapons attacks. Today, de Bretton-Gordon advises senior UK Government members on CBRN. This article is based upon a presentation at the Global Resilience Summit, organised by London First, in October 2015