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Matt Wiles CB CBE

Chairman of the Board

Matt enjoyed a career in the Royal Air Force spanning 34 years,
blending business-focused appointments with operational service. Specialising in Logistics, he has led significant outsourcing and change programmes, and led work to transform the Defence Supply Chain to improve operational capability. Having led the UK military's operational-level logistics to Iraq and Afghanistan (for which he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)), his logistics
roles culminated with his appointment as Director General Joint Support Chain delivering the UK's defence operational supply chain, and acquiring £1Bn of commodities annually. His last role in the RAF was as the Air Secretary and Chief of Staff Personnel, responsible for the
People processes and career management of 33000 RAF staff. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in 2013.

Matt left the Service in 2013 to join Serco where he was the Managing Director for Serco’s Defence business; this is a UK MoD ‘Top 20 supplier’. In 2016, Matt then joined Leidos UK & Europe as Senior Vice President and the Programme Director for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)’s Logistics Commodities and Support (Transformation) Programme. Matt was subsequently appointed Chief Executive for Leidos UK & Europe (also a UK MoD Top 20 supplier) in 2017.

Matt assumed a portfolio career in 2020 and is now a Crown Representative at the Cabinet Office with a specific focus on Airbus, Computacenter and MBDA, and a senior advisor to Newton Europe Consulting. He has also returned to the RAF as a reservist Air Vice-Marshal on 601 (City of London) Squadron.

Matt has been a Trustee with the British Forces Foundation for some 13 years and assumed the role of Chairman in 2023.

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