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Esri UK Invests in Defence Expertise with Senior Appointment

Category: Defence Industry

Aylesbury -- Esri UK, the largest geospatial solutions provider to UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), has appointed Adrian Friend, formerly a Major in the Royal Engineers, to the key position of Strategic Account Manager for one of its largest MOD customers, the Intelligence Collection Group (ICG).

The ICG’s mission is to deliver intelligence, information, services and force elements to defence, including deployed forces and to other government departments and international partners.

The appointment reaffirms Esri UK’s commitment to providing the strongest and most strategically placed support for its customers and partners across the defence sector. Adrian brings over twenty years of experience to his new role within Esri UK having been the lead geospatial representative within the Security Policy & Operations Division, Joint Capability, MOD. Adrian also provided strategic policy and advice for senior MOD and Government staff up to Cabinet level, on Joint Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance (ISTAR) and Information Superiority.

“Expanding our already highly experienced team with a person of Adrian’s calibre provides additional capabilities to ensure the best possible service for the ICG,” commented Richard Waite, Managing Director of Esri UK. “Despite testing times throughout the sector, Esri UK remains committed to supporting its defence customers to the highest level, and we will continue to invest in our people to deliver that required support.”

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