The speakers’ panel, combining over 25 years of leadership experience, will answer your questions on the impact of being ethical as a leader.

The panel will share insights on the successes they have had in embedding ethics in their decision-making. They will answer questions such as:

  • Is it possible to lead with ethics in the geopolitical, defence and security spheres? 
  • How can leaders take an ethical approach to difficult decisions, demanding environments and challenging situations? 
  • How can you, as a future leader, incorporate ethics and ethical considerations into your own leadership?


The panel will commence with an Introduction from Malcolm Chalmers and the event will be followed by a networking drinks reception with the speakers and attendees.

17:30 – Registration 
18:00 - 19:00 – Panel discussion and Q&A
19:00 - 19:30 – Reception and networking drinks 

About the Speakers

Air Vice-Marshal Suraya Marshall CBE joined the RAF as a navigator in 1994. She was Director of Coalition Air Operations in the Middle East and Afghanistan, and subsequently Commandant of the RAF College Cranwell, before taking up her current appointment in November 2021.

Suzanne Raine is a Visiting Professor at King’s College London and works at the Centre for Geopolitics  at Cambridge University. She served for 24 years in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office on foreign policy and national security issues. She specialised in counterterrorism, holding a number of senior domestic appointments including Head of the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre from 2015-2017. She was also a senior member of the UK government assessment community.

Tom Salberg commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst into the Royal Engineers. He has led soldiers on operations and training around the world in some of the most arduous circumstances and environments. As a staff officer he has held several strategy and CT posts as well as working extensively with other Government departments including an 18-month secondment to the Cabinet Office. 

This event will be chaired by Jan Hall OBE, Founding Partner of No 4. a leadership and Board advisory business working with CEOs and Chairmen.Prior to this, she spent 22 years as one of the UK’s very top headhunters working on CEO and Chairman appointments for a wide variety of major FTSE companies, acting as a key strategic adviser through many challenging transitions

How to Attend

This event will take place at RUSI’s historic home of 61 Whitehall and is in-person only.

This event is for Aspen Institute UK’s Rising Leader Fellows and RUSI NextGen Members. Are you a young professional between the ages 20-30 who is interested in global affairs, security and defence? Join RUSI NextGen today to be connected with the next generation of leaders and thinkers.