Peter Varnish is a former advisor to Strategic Communication Laboratories (2005-6).
According to a biographical note:
- Peter Varnish OBE, Consultant with Geopolitical Solutions Ltd, focusing on bespoke, analytical services primarily on the terrorist threat and response. From 1975 until 2001 Peter worked for the UK Ministry of Defence and the Foreign Office where he held numerous roles including Scientific Adviser at the British Embassy, Washington DC, and Director General of the Strategic Defence Initiative Participation Office/Director of Science for Ballistic Missile Defence MoD. From 1996 until 2000 he was the Director for Business Development and Director Central Marketing at DERA as board member, and was responsible for generating £130Million non-MoD business. In 2000-2001 he was Director for Technology Partnership as a precursor to the privatisation of DERA.
- On leaving the MoD he created Geopolitical Solutions Ltd as a consultancy that draws upon a wide range of expertise from within the military, government and academic worlds to provide a variety of bespoke, analytical services primarily on the terrorist threat and response. In this capacity he provides advice to two UK Departments of State. Peter holds several patents in radar, stealth and semiconductor devices and has written over 40 papers for learned journals. He was awarded the OBE in 1982 for his contribution to the Falklands war and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IET, and the RSA.
- Pater Varnish OBE, accessed 9 January 2008