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Brigadier (R) Edward Dawes OBE

Brigadier (R) Edward Dawes OBE is a defense and security expert drawing on more than thirty years of military service in the British Army, having served in a wide variety of specialist, intelligence, and command appointments, including sensitive diplomatic roles.

During his 30 years of military service in the British Army, he amassed considerable military and diplomatic experience including a tour in the United Nations HQ in New York. Tours in the UK Ministry of Defense culminated in his heading the British Army’s corporate, national and international relationships with allies and key partners – this included serving as liaison with the UK Parliament and government departments across Westminster. A Green Beret, he commanded a Commando Regiment committed to global operations.

Brigadier Dawes has been decorated as an Officer of both the Order of the British Empire (for operations in Africa) and of the US Legion of Merit (for operations in the Middle East, a rare privilege for a Brit). Originally an engineering graduate, he holds a master’s degree in military technology and maintains a particular interest in tech innovation.

Brigadier Dawes currently serves as a Managing Director at Hyrlian Consulting. As part of that role, he serves as a consulting adviser to the RAND Corporation for a Middle East focused study in support of the US State Department's Security Coordinator to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. A connected international networker and negotiator, he delivers international and enterprise priorities, leveraging his extensive global security network in support of private, business and government clients.

Brigadier (R) Edward Dawes OBE

What does Scale Facilitation® 
mean to you?

“As a commando, I was always searching for advantage and saw how rapidly procured innovation added a winning edge. Harnessing the power of combination, likeminded allies can draw on the strength of our collective innovation. AUKUS now binds together the most trusted technology partnership to do just that for Australian, UK and US security. Scale Facilitation® takes a unique approach to the global business environment - Friend Shoring™ our best innovations to deliver a decisive edge.”

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