CEO of Commercial Strategies Limited, and former MOD Commercial Director
Le Mosco has led the commercial function at MOD and the Scottish Office, Network Rail, Amerada Hess Oil & Gas, NatWest Bank and held other senior positions in the public and private sector. Now an independent, he is a Non-Executive Director at Transport for Greater Manchester, a Trustee/Director at 2 charities, and an Advisor/Consultant to a variety of clients including the Bank of England, the National Audit Office, PA Consulting and BiP.
Minister for Defence Procurement, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Stuart Andrew was appointed as UK Government Minister for Defence Procurement in the Office of the Secretary of State for Defence on 19th July 2018. He was elected as Conservative MP for Pudsey in May 2010 (re-elected 2015 and 2017).
Minister Stuart Andrew spent the first few years of his life in the famous village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales and attended Ysgol David Hughes in Menai Bridge. After leaving school, Stuart embarked upon a career in the voluntary sector, taking on roles at the British Heart Foundation, Hope House Children’s Hospice and East Lancashire Hospice. Before heading into the world of politics, Stuart managed the Fundraising team at Martin House Children’s Hospice, a team charged with raising £4 million a year.
Following a fulfilling career in the voluntary sector and years of involvement in the local community, Stuart’s political career began when he was elected to the Leeds City County Council as a Conservative representative for the Aireborough ward in 2003. Following boundary changes, Stuart went on to represent the Guiseley and Rawdon Ward, championing the campaign against excessive developments in his ward.
In May 2010, Stuart was elected as the Member of Parliament for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough and went on to join the Welsh Affairs Select Committee. After a successful two years, he was made Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General in 2012. Since then he has been re-elected as MP in 2015 and 2017 and has taken on a number of roles including the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Patrick Mcloughlin in 2015, the Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party in 2016 and was appointed as an Assistant Government Whip in 2017.
Stuart was selected to be the UK Government Minister for Wales in the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales on 9th January 2018 where he has responsibility for growth deals, defence, tourism and agriculture.
Most recently, Stuart was appointed Minister for Defence Procurement on 19th July 2018.
Commercial Director, Supply Chain , Ministry of Defence
Jim is Commercial Director, Supply Chain, at the Ministry of Defence responsible for the overall supplier and market interface. He leads a Supplier Management team and is responsible for delivering and embedding a new Strategic Supplier Management approach across Defence and transforming supplier relationships. Prior to this he was Transformation Director in the Cabinet Office Government Commercial Function, helping improve the capacity and capability of Commercial Specialists across Government, wining Best People Development Initiative at the CIPs Awards 2018. He’s had a 20 year Commercial career including Commercial Director at Network Rail, the UK's rail infrastructure provider, where his team procured and managed categories as diverse as ballast to business consultancy. For his transformation work at Network Rail Jim won the CIPS Procurement and Supply Chain Professional of the Year Award in 2013.
Best known for his role as Chief Instructor on hit show, ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’ (Channel 4), Ant Middleton has become a much-loved and admired master of survival and endurance on- and off-screen, spurred by his formidable career in the UK’s elite forces, including the Marines, 9 Parachute Squadron and SBS.
Having achieved the ‘Holy Trinity’ of the UK’s Elite Forces (P Company, Commando Course, UK Special Forces Selection), Ant’s career took a different direction when he left the SAS and embarked on a career in security looking after VIPs, before operating as a security expert in South Africa and various other countries for West African governments.
His impressive body of work, including training presidential security teams and running SAS style corporate events, eventually led him to embark on a career in television, which continues to flourish.
With an insatiable appetite for adventure, 2017 saw Ant front the incredibly well received Mutiny (Channel 4), a show that re-enacted Captain William Bligh’s infamous 3,500 nautical mile voyage in a small vessel (the ship’s open launch) following his crew’s mutiny, an event commonly known as the ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’.
Ant has also fronted Channel 4’s survivalist programme Escape, centred on placing skilled engineers in precarious situations; the teams must use their skills to escape their predicament and get to safety.