Michael Jackson (British Army)

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General Sir Michael Jackson was Chief of the General Staff from February 2003 to August 2006.[1]

From late 1989 to 1992 (around two and a half years) Jackson was Commander of the 39th Infantry Brigade,[2] one of three British Army brigade headquarters in Northern Ireland from the the outbreak of the troubles in 1969. It covered the Belfast area and its commander reported to the Commander Land Forces (Northern Ireland).[3]

Sunday Times sting operation

In 2012, Jackson was one of a number of retired senior army officers targeted in a sting operation by Sunday Times journalists posing as representatives of a Korean drone manufacturer.[4]

Jackson reportedly suggested he could arrange meetings with General Sir Peter Wall and General Sir David Richards. Jackson later said he did not believe that senior members of the armed forces could be improperly influence and would not dream of trying to do so.[5]

Affiliations

  • On the advisory board at Project Associates, a communications consultancy specialising in reputation and crisis work[6]
  • Special adviser and chairman of the defence advisory board at PA Consulting Group, appointed February 2007. Approved by ACOBA, "subject to the normal three-month waiting period and the condition that, for 12 months from his last day of service, he should not be personally involved in lobbying".[7]
  • Chairman of Silk Road Resources Ltd, December 2006. Approved by ACOBA, "subject to the condition that, for 12 months from his last day of service, he should not be personally involved in lobbying UK Ministers or officials, the normal three-month waiting period being waived".[7]
  • Member of international advisory board, Rolls Royce plc, February 2007. Approved by ACOBA, "subject to the normal three-month waiting period and the condition that, for 12 months from his last day of service, he should not be personally involved in lobbying UK Ministers or officials". [7]

Former affiliations

  • Non-executive director, Numis Securities Ltd, December 2006. Was approved by ACOBA "subject to the conditions that, for 12 months from his last day of service, he should stand aside from discussion, if any, of the business of any clients of Numis in the UK defence sector and, for the same period, he should not be involved in lobbying UK Ministers or officials, the normal three-month waiting period being waived".[7]
  • Non-executive chairman, Benchmark Search Group, February 2007. Approved by ACOBA, "subject to the condition that, for 12 months from his last day of service, he should not personally be involved in lobbying UK Ministers or officials, the normal three-month waiting period being waived January 2007".[7]
  • Non-executive director at The Risk Advisory Group plc in December 2006. Was "Approved subject to the condition that, for two years from his last day of service, he should not be personally involved in lobbying UK Ministers or officials, the normal three-month waiting period being waived November 2006"[7]

External Resources

Notes

  1. General Sir Mike Jackson GCB CBE DSO, CMAWorld Online, 5 June 2010.
  2. General Sir Mike Jackson GCB CBE DSO, CMAWorld Online, 5 June 2010.
  3. Mark Urban, Big Boys' Rules: The SAS and the Secret Struggle against the IRA, Faber and Faber, 1992, p.16.
  4. Galloping Greed of the old warhorses, Insight, Sunday Times, 14 October 2012, pp.13-15.
  5. Galloping Greed of the old warhorses, Insight, Sunday Times, 14 October 2012, p.15.
  6. Team Project Associates, accessed 5 November 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments Ninth Report 2006-2008 Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, accessed 4 November 2014