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Robert Thomson CBE DSO

Rob became AGL’s Chief Executive Officer in 2022, after 34 years in the Armed Forces. Educated at Cambridge University (History) and Kings College London (Defence Studies), Rob was commissioned into the Royal Green Jackets in 1988, which became The Rifles in 2007. A frontline soldier, he has served on operations at home in Northern Ireland and abroad in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.  He was awarded his Distinguished Service Order for service in Afghanistan in 2009 and was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2014, also for service in Afghanistan.

Most recently Rob has been more of a soldier diplomat, first as the UK’s Defence Attaché in Paris and then as the Administrator of the UK Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus and Commander British Forces Cyprus. Rob has a love of history and is intrigued by all aspects of leadership, inspired in part by his time as an instructor at the British Army’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst but also by the privilege of command. With 5 children he has a passion for education, especially literature, and is currently living with his wife, Hils, near Cambridge.

Robert Thomson CBE DSO