Sir Gary Coward KBE CB


Gary is a strategic consultant and non-executive director operating in the defence, aerospace and security sectors. He assumed the role of Chairman of Redline Assured Security in March 2013 on retirement from the British Army, after 39 years in uniform.

During his military career, Gary spent his early years as an artillery officer in Germany and Northern Ireland. He then trained as a pilot and flew in Europe and the Far East. Following this, he assumed senior roles within the UK, USA, Bosnia and the MoD, where he commanded at all levels in the Army Air Corps (AAC). He led the Joint Helicopter Command, and was responsible for Joint Training & Development at the Permanent Joint Headquarters. Most recently he was the Chief of Materiel (Land) and Quartermaster General as a Lieutenant General. He was appointed OBE in 1996, CB in 2008 and KBE in 2012.

In addition to his commercial roles, Gary is the President of the AAC Veterans’ Association and Air OP Officers’ Association, Vice Chairman of the Sandhurst Trust, Vice Chairman of Governors at the Duke of York’s Royal Military School, and Chairman of the Board of the Museum of Army Flying.


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