2014 joint PEI defence lecture

The drawdown of the UK’s support and influence in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Date: Monday 02 June 2014

Location: Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, Westminster, London.

The Professional Engineering Institutions (PEI) Defence Lecture 2014 is organised as a joint initiative between the seven members of the PEI:

  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Institution of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology
  • Institution of Royal Engineers
  • Institution of Civil Engineers
  • The Society of Operational Engineers
  • The Royal Aeronautical Society.

Hosted by the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Corps of Royal Engineers this year’s lecture focused on “The drawdown of the UK’s support and influence in Helmand Province, Afghanistan”.


18.30     Registration

18.55     Chairman’s welcome

19.00      Strategic plan for the drawdown in Helmand/ Afghanistan Col. Matt Bazeley, PJHQ J5

19.20     Successes of the PRT and the practicalities and implications of its drawdown in Helmand 
             Sarah Montgomery, Deputy Head, Ukraine Team, Department for International Development 
             Greg Hicks, Director Governance and Development, Department for International Development

19:40     The challenges at an operational level of the infrastructure and logistics drawdown in Helmand to meet the military strategic and political plan 
             Col David Brambell, Commanding Officer, 170 Engineer Group - Royal Engineers

20.00     Questions from the floor

20.20     Chairman’s closing remarks

20:25     Close of lecture and networking drinks reception.