Fred Hargreaves OBE

Fred Hargreaves OBE

Director Strategy, Business Development and Sales, L3 Harris
United Kingdom

Fred Hargreaves joined L3Harris in April 2021 as Director Strategy, Business Development and Sales in the Intelligence and Cyber International division, following a 35 year career in the British Army. His final military position was a Deputy Director in Strategic Command responsible for Cyber Strategy, Engagement, Transformation and Force Development. Prior to this he worked in the MOD’s Security Policy and Operations staff where he led a review of how Defence better integrates its responsibilities across maritime, land, air, cyber and space in an era of persistent competition. During this time, he was also the military head of the MOD’s COVID-19 Response Team, helping the co-ordination and support of cross-government activities to curb the impact of the virus.

Joining the Army as an Apprentice in 1985, he has over 35 years’ experience of Coalition C4ISR and Cyber at the tactical, operational and strategic level. He has served in Germany, Belize, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan and the USA, is a graduate of the Higher Command and Staff Course, the Royal College of Defence Studies, and the Major Projects Leadership Academy, has two Masters Degrees, and is a Fellow of both the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Chartered Management Institute.

Previous senior military appointments include Deputy Director UK Invictus Games, responsible alongside partners in Help for Heroes and The Royal British Legion for the successful delivery of the UK Team to the international Invictus Games; Head of the Deployed Platform Services Delivery Team in Defence Digital, responsible for the £2 Billion acquisition of deployable ICT and international gateways; Assistant Chief of Staff J6 (CIO/CISO) in the Permanent Joint Headquarters, responsible for all deployed C4ISR networks, their cyber defence and information exploitation; and Head of C4ISR and Joint Forces Command Attaché in the Defence Staff of the British Embassy in Washington DC.

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