A provocative title from an engaging speaker!  PCMG has always championed the opportunities for learning from other industries and sectors.  Join us at the PCMG Annual Conference 5-7 June 2019 in Sitges to hear what we can learn from out-sourcing in the Defence sector.  Find out more at https://www.pcmg.org.uk/events/conference2019

Medicine and defence show a high reliance on research and technology while also needing to place great emphasis on the commitment and skills of their workforces. They also share a responsibility for human lives and well-being.  Reflecting thought from New Public Management, awareness of core competence perspectives, a need for access to capital, and constant pressure to reduce costs, the British Ministry of Defence has out-sourced a wide range of activities covering both the generation and use of military capability. More than 60 per cent of the UK defence budget is not spent with the private sector for the supply of goods and services. This presentation will spell out the drivers for defence outsourcing, the forms it has taken, and the challenges and successes encountered, generating opportunities for lessons learned applicable to other sectors.

Professor Taylor is a Professorial Fellow in Defence Management at the Royal United Services Institute where he researches and writes on defence industrial issues, acquisition and higher defence management.  He is a distinguished academic, having held professorial posts in defence, security and International relations at Cranfield and Staffordshire Universities and been Head of International Security at the Royal Institute of International Affairs.  Professor Taylor has a degree and PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.