Major General Arthur Denaro CBE, Leadership Speaker, Chief of Staff for British Forces, Former SAS Commander, Motivational Speaker, Major General Arthur Denaro CBE was born in 1948 and raised in County Donegal. He was educated by Benedictine monks at Downside and commissioned from Sandhurst in 1968 into the Queen?s Royal Irish Hussars. The highlight of his 35 years as a soldier included commanding his Regiment in the War to Liberate of Kuwait. Arthur became Chief of Staff of 44,000 troops during the Balkans conflict (the troops were drawn from no less than 31 different nations and they had to operate in a particularly complex and often cruel environment).

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Background

Major General Arthur Denaro CBE was born in 1948 and raised in County Donegal.

He was educated by Benedictine monks at Downside and commissioned from Sandhurst in 1968 into the Queen's Royal Irish Hussars.

As a young officer, General Denaro spent the majority of his time commanding tank troops in the British Army of the Rhine or involved on clandestine operations worldwide with UK Special Forces, before taking command of the Queen's Royal Irish Hussars, Irish Cavalry Regiment in 1989.

He was one of the highest ranking officers in the British Army to be of foreign nationality.

The highlight of his 35 years as a soldier included commanding his Regiment in the War to Liberate of Kuwait. Arthur became Chief of Staff of 44,000 troops during the Balkans conflict (the troops were drawn from no less than 31 different nations and they had to operate in a particularly complex and often cruel environment).

Arthur's role included ensuring International relations were maintained despite fraught and often dangerous events. He became Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for three years where he trained international graduates in the art of leadership and the skills of management.

Until Dec 2002, General Denaro was the Middle East adviser to the Secretary of State for Defence, a position that he held for 6 years.
He was educated by Benedictine monks at Downside and commissioned from Sandhurst in 1968 into the Queen's Royal Irish Hussars.

As a young officer, General Denaro spent the majority of his time commanding tank troops in the British Army of the Rhine or involved on clandestine operations worldwide with UK Special Forces, before taking command of the Queen's Royal Irish Hussars, Irish Cavalry Regiment in 1989.

He was one of the highest ranking officers in the British Army to be of foreign nationality.

The highlight of his 35 years as a soldier included commanding his Regiment in the War to Liberate of Kuwait. Arthur became Chief of Staff of 44,000 troops during the Balkans conflict (the troops were drawn from no less than 31 different nations and they had to operate in a particularly complex and often cruel environment).

Arthur's role included ensuring International relations were maintained despite fraught and often dangerous events. He became Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for three years where he trained international graduates in the art of leadership and the skills of management.

Until Dec 2002, General Denaro was the Middle East adviser to the Secretary of State for Defence, a position that he held for 6 years.

Areas of Expertise

Other appointments have included commanding an armoured brigade in the transition period following the end the Cold War, being Chief of Staff British Forces Cyprus and running the artillery, air and Special Forces assets within the Ace Rapid Reaction Corps in Germany.

His final job was as General Officer Commanding the West of the UK until his retirement in Feb 2003.

General Denaro was awarded the OBE in the Gulf War Honours List and the CBE in the Operational Honours List for the Former Yugoslavia.

He is an adviser to the Crown Prince of Bahrain, Chairman of the Princes' Trust (Team Programme) and an Extra Equerry to HRH The Prince of Wales.
Major General Arthur Denaro CBE, brings an enormous wealth of experience and wisdom to his presentations.

General Denaro has had a distinguished military career. In a variety of prestigious appointments, Arthur's leadership skills have been tested and proven during times of peace and war. His talents and skills at leading, managing, negotiating, communicating and strategic planning, as well as motivating and developing others have been key to his successful career.

Arthur now speaks on issues such as effective leadership, change management, teamwork and motivation. During his presentations he is able to draw upon a wealth of anecdotes, both moving and highly amusing, to ensure that his talks are memorable as well as inspiring.

As one of the most senior figures within the British Army, he far more qualified then most to talk on the subjects of Leadership, Motivation, Communication and Team-building.

These topics take on a unique meaning when your life and the lives of those around you depend on it!

He has enormous stage presence, and naturally commands respect from the audience.

Client Comments

A most excellent presentation at our Leadership Development week. The event was a great success providing a unique opportunity for our senior managers to focus on enhancing their leadership abilities.

Overwhelming response from attendees who commented:

- Fantastic choice of external speaker, lots of parallels to draw and a great lesson in humility.
- Covered all aspects of leadership and was highly relevant even in our environment.
- Excellent, engaging, humorous.

Lloyds TSB

The content of your speech was very appropriate and the delegates and business leaders found it fascinating, interesting and most thought provoking. Fantastic feedback included:

- Most interesting and certainly made me think.
- Our leaders and future leaders will take heed of your key themes and integrate them into the way they lead their teams and our business.

Marsh & McLennan Companies

A most interesting and insightful presentation! Great similarity between military world and business world, but stakes somewhat different!

Warburtons

Thank you most warmly for being our guest speaker. The words excellent and inspiring were on all our lips afterwards. You made a very appreciated impression and contribution.

St Dunstans

Your excellent speech certainly made a hit here: the children thought you were cool,
the fathers said they would follow you into battle, and the mothers said they would follow you anywhere!

Winterfold House School

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