Chris Parry CBE PhD

Rear Admiral Dr Chris Parry CBE PhD

Director, Middlemarch Enterprises
United Kingdom
Chris Parry runs his own strategic forecasting and trouble-shooting company, advising governments, leading commercial companies and financial institutions about geo-political and strategic issues, future trends and systemic risk. With a doctorate in organisational and behavioural psychology, Chris teaches strategic leadership, future warfare and command psychology at universities in the UK and abroad, and within corporates. An active author, his most recent book is ‘Super Highway: Sea Power in the 21st Century’.
Previously, after reading Modern History at Jesus College Oxford, Chris spent 36 enjoyable, rewarding years in the Royal Navy as an aviator and warfare officer. He commanded two destroyers, an amphibious assault ship, the UK's Amphibious Task Group and the Maritime Warfare Centre. He also held three senior Joint and UK Ministry of Defence strategic and policy appointments. As well as sailing every sea, he experienced regular operational tours and combat operations in Northern Ireland, the Gulf and The Falklands, where he disabled an enemy submarine and rescued 16 SAS troopers from a glacier during a hurricane. He was also the founding chair of the UK’s Marine Management Organisation. His best-selling Falklands’ war diary was published by Viking Penguin as ‘Down South’.
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