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Bert Appleton

Bert Appleton

Head, Counter-Explosive Ordnance Defence Engagement Office, UK Ministry of Defence

Bert Appleton leads the Counter-Explosive Ordnance Defence Engagement (CEDE) Office in the UK MoD. Established in response to the rising demand for government to government support to counter the risks and threats from explosive ordnance, the Office has successfully delivered contracts for training, equipment and services to international partners through assured, British suppliers. Prior to this role, Bert spent 10 years in the Defence and Security sector and served over 20 years in the British Army. He has chaired the industry group, Counter-EO UK and is the current MoD Adviser to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Explosive Threats.