Sir Mike Jackson
General Sir Mike Jackson's illustrious career in the British Army spanned almost 45 years culminating in his appointment as Chief of the General Staff and Head of the British Army from 2003 to 2006. He is an articulate conference and after dinner speaker sharing anecdotes and messages of leadership and teamwork with the audience.
During his long career Sir Mike has shown loyalty, courage and commitment to the British army whilst also being an undeniable media attraction. A man of substance where foreign policy is concerned, he served in theatres from the arctic to the jungle but is perhaps best known for his role in charge of the British troops to end ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, for assembling the British ground component of the coalition that toppled the Taliban, for equipping and organising the army dispatched to Iraq and for re-organising the British army with aplomb.
Sir Mike's drive, enthusiasm and dominating personality were always popular with his soldiers and drove him right to the top of his profession. He may have been a general but he never stopped caring about the men and women in his charge, despite the politics. Sir Mike is renowned for his core leadership traits - his professionalism, his honesty, his directness, his exuberance and his sense of humour. He offers vivid leadership lessons from a lifetime of service to the military.
General Sir Mike Jackson was awarded the MBE in 1979, the CBE in 1992, the CB in 1996, the KCB in 1998, the DSO in 1999 and the GCB in 2004.
SPEAKING TOPICS - Politics, Teamwork & Leadership