In October 2019, he established his own business as a consultant specialising in the provision of strategic advice, commercial intelligence, the space sector, and the optimisation of organisational leadership and change management. He brings with him a wealth of operational experience from his time in the military, having served tours of duty in Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, the Balkans, Libya, Central America and Malaysia.
He has commanded at every rank level, including a tour as Commander of the Joint Service Signals Organisation, as the J2 at the UK’s Permanent Joint Headquarters, and Chief of UK Intelligence in Afghanistan in 2010-2011. Sean has a strong NATO background, having held the influential roles of Principal Staff Officer to the Deputy Supreme Commander, Europe, and as the deputy UK Military Representative to NATO. Continuing the theme of working closely with allies and partners, he was made a Member of the British Empire in 1999 for his role in the Kosovo crisis and in 2018 was made a Commander of the Order of the Bath. He is a senior associate fellow of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the oldest independent defence and security think-tank in the UK and on the panel of experts for the United States Cipher Brief.