Lord Alan West


Ex-Naval Commander-in-Chief, Lord Alan West is a highly accomplished naval and military expert who has worked as an advisor and motivational speaker for a number of influential government bodies and represented a variety of global councils.

With four years spent in the most senior position in the British Navy, the First Sea Lord, Lord Alan West is one of the most respected tacticians and motivational speakers of the last twenty years, his work with world leaders and policy makers has helped to shape some of the biggest naval campaigns of the last two decades and his work as a leadership and teamwork speaker inspired business owners and security personnel around the world.

Serving on no less than fourteen different naval ships Lord Alan West has held a number of high ranking positions both in and outside of the Royal Navy, commander of three ships, Admiral Lord West has also held positions in the Ministry of Defence and spent three years as the Head of Naval Intelligence. His work as an after dinner speaker draws heavily on his experience at sea and in maritime command, whilst his success as the Chief of Defence Intelligence and the First Joint Commander of the Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ) demonstrate the way in which tactics and schemas of naval command translate into the management of government and policy development.

Whilst holding his various governmental positions Lord Alan West played a vital role in the UK’s security and intelligence gathering around the Kosovo War, the role of the UK Navy in the Invasion of Iraq as well as leading the United Kingdom’s maritime response to 9/11.

Promoted to Admiral in 2000 Lord Alan West previously acted as Commander-in-Chief Fleet, NATO Commander-in-Chief, East Atlantic and NATO Commander Allied Naval Forces North. His work as a motivational speaker and security expert has also lead to his appointment as Chairman of the QinetiQ Defence Advisory Board and well as his role as security advisor to ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

As a motivational speaker Lord Alan West not only draws on his experience as a Naval Officer but also on the success of the policies and strategies implemented under his leadership of the UK’s National Security and Counter-Terrorism. Lord Alan was responsible for the UK’s first National Security Strategy, and formulated a series of other ground-breaking strategies effecting the UK’s management of counter-terrorism, cyber security and chemical/biological warfare.

An awe-inspiring after dinner speaker Lord Alan West is admirable not only for his governmental accomplishments but also for his role in the Navy, a dedicated sailor and strong leader Admiral Lord West has excellent management abilities and is applauded for his prediction and tactical development abilities. His work as a motivational speaker is ideal for both government and business management conferences as well as inspiring future leaders of commerce, security and policy.

To book Lord Alan West as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Lord Alan is known to cover the following topics:

  • The Royal Navy
  • International Security
  • Anti-Terrorism
  • Cybersecurity
  • Tactical Development Abilities
  • Chemical/Biological Warfare