14-17 September 2021, Excel London                       

Malcom Warr OBE


Malcom Warr OBE

Malcom Warr OBE

Associate, Corbette Centre for Maritime Policy Studies
Malcolm has over 40 years’ experience in the defence and security sector in UK and the Rest of the World; and in all parts of business including Academia, Government, corporate management, directorship of small to medium sized enterprises and as sector lead for a major Consultancy; from commercial management to operations and from strategy to general management and C Board membership in UK.
A former submariner: Malcolm has provided leadership  for both Naval and general maritime teams developing new and often cutting edge technology based capabilities for use in Defence Research, in shipyard repair and build operations, Naval Acquisition, Port & Harbours management, in Digital challenges and in Partnering and Partnerships between the public and private sectors.
He has written incrementally about the challenges faced by the maritime community in building robust security resilience  especially relating to Supply Chains and ‘Individual intervention  versus Technology’ balance.  
Malcolm is now Chair of CNI Scotland which provides advice at senior level to Governments and small and large businesses globally on Business Resilience including Critical National Infrastructure issues.  
In his spare time, he chairs Maritime, Naval and/or Security conferences and mentors a number of small security and maritime businesses in UK and globally.


  • DSEI showcases the best of British defence technology and innovation on the world stage. The UK Government looks forward to engaging with strategic partners, international delegations and pioneering defence companies on the global defence and security agenda.
    Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Minister for Defence Procurement
    UK MOD
  • I very much look forward to continuing my personal support to DSEI. It provides an excellent opportunity to explore the development of airpower capability, through engagement with the widest range of industry and international partners.
    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC MA RAF Chief of the Air Staff
    Royal Air Force
  • I much look forward to DSEI. We intend to build on the very positive experience as we construct the partnerships we need to deal with the complexity of the future operating environment
    General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen Chief of the Defence Staff
    Ministry of Defence
  • Once again the Royal Navy is proud to be at the vanguard of DSEI 2019 and I look forward to what I know will be a hugely beneficial opportunity for us all to explore maritime warfare development with so many partners from industry and academia, and with our counterparts from overseas.
    Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
    Royal Navy
  • DSEI is a highlight within the defence calendar, I use it to find out what the most recent developments are in every technological area affecting for defence. Without DSEI I fear this sort of interaction, information exchange and knowledge of developments across all domains would be lost. DSEI is an invaluable international biannual event .
    Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP, Chairman, House of Commons Defence Select Committee
    UK Parliament
  • DSEI is a fantastic showcase for defence companies where international buyers, sellers, developers, thinkers, educators and the trainers can all get together. The UK defence industry is looking to recruit more engineers, scientists and developers into 200,000 jobs and up to 10,000 apprentices within UK defence companies. DSEI is an excellent tool to highlight the challenges the industry face as well as showcase its capabilities domestically and overseas.
    James Gray MP, House of Commons Defence Committee
    UK Parliament

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