Iain Church (Chief Operating Officer) left the British Army as a Lieutenant Colonel, having been ranked amongst the top 10% of Majors across the Army. Iain brings significant management and leadership experience to MML’s management team; highlights of his 21-year career include managing the concept and assessment phases of a £1.7 billion equipment programme, a position as Chief of Staff of an organisation of 3,500 personnel, as well as a role commanding British Bomb Disposal Operations in Southern Afghanistan. Iain’s extensive practical experience of strategic planning and track record of excelling in high pressure environments are underpinned by a Post-Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Studies. Iain is a member of the Heropreneurs programme for military entrepreneurs and in 2018 won the inaugural Warwick Business School Heropreneurs scholarship to complete an Executive MBA - he is due to graduate in 2021. A double distance running world record holder Iain understands what it takes to be successful.