Dick Applegate left the UK armed forces in 2010 in the rank of Lieutenant General. His current appointments include Chairmanship of Elbit Systems (UK), directorships in Design Blue/d30 Ltd, Ferranti Technologies and UAV Tactical Systems Ltd, and Managing Director of Eagle Strategic Consulting. He is also a senior adviser to Newton Europe, Atkins, Hewlett-Packard Defence and Renaissance Strategic Advisors (sic).
In his last military appointment he was the first Chief of Materiel (Land) in the Defence Equipment and Support organisation and a member of the leadership board of the British Army for 3 challenging years, latterly as Quartermaster General. His responsibilities included the logistic support and delivery of urgent equipment to operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In addition to his UK honours, he is an Honorary French Foreign Legionnaire following combat command of Legionnaires in and around Sarajevo in 1995, and a holder of the US Legion of Merit (Officer Class). He is also a Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute and Chairman of fund-raising for the Royal Artillery.
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