Mark Neate joined Sellafield Ltd in February 2012. He enjoyed a diverse military career, from Parachute School to a Master’s Degree in Military Strategy, from the hills of Forkhill to the concrete of Baghdad. He has spent considerable time abroad as a specialist adviser; most recently working with the US Army for senior officers such as General Petraeous. As a strategist he was intimately involved in Iraqi operational planning and subsequently the deployment to Helmand Province. He was lead operational staff officer for the defence contribution to ‘Global Counter Terrorism’. He has enjoyed the great privilege of commanding soldiers at a variety of different levels.
As Director, Security and Resilience his portfolio incorporates resilience, Emergency Management and Information Security. He is the client for significant associated improvement programmes. These programmes will deliver physical and cultural improvements, including capabilities such as a Main Site Command Facility, an Off Site Command Facility and technologies that will enhance ‘shared situational awareness’. Sellafield are pursuing an outcome established around a ‘combined effect’ that supports common approach across boundaries and organisations encapsulated in the concept of ‘Unified Command’.