Sir Chris Harper

Sir Christopher Harper

Having joined the Royal Air Force as a single-seat fast jet pilot in 1976, Sir Christopher Harper flew numerous aircraft including the Jaguar, the CF-18 and, more recently, the Eurofighter Typhoon during his 40-year military career.

He was involved in active operations over Iraq and the Balkans and commanded at all levels of the Royal Air Force, including as the Commander of the RAF’s Jaguar Force from 1999 to 2001, and as Air Officer Commanding of No 1 Group from 2007 to 2009.  He was appointed as the Deputy Commander of NATO’s Joint Force Command at Brunssum in the Netherlands in 2009; before becoming the UK’s Military Representative to NATO and the EU and was elected to be Director General of the NATO International Military Staff at NATO HQ in Brussels in 2013.

On his retirement from the Royal Air Force in January 2017, Sir Chris started a small independent consultancy, CH4C Global Ltd and, in 2018, became an advisor and non-executive director of Eagle Eye Innovations Ltd.

His part in the EEI Team is essential, providing a role model to the company through his passion for harnessing new, innovative, positively disruptive technology for application in the defence and security sector and in helping young, dynamic companies grow and succeed. Furthermore, Sir Christopher Harper is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council of the United States and is the Honorary Air Commodore of No 2620 ‘County of Norfolk’ Squadron of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force based at RAF Marham, alongside holding Fellowship of the Royal Aeronautical Society and serving as the President of the UK Air League.


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