David Shaw (British Army officer)

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David Shaw
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Birth name David Anthony Hirst Shaw
Born (1957-02-19) 19 February 1957 (age 60)
Ceylon
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1976 – 2012
Rank Major-General
Commands held 2nd Division
Battles/wars Bosnian War
Operation Banner
Awards Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Major-General David Anthony Hirst Shaw CBE (born 19 February 1957) is a former British Army officer who commanded 2nd Division.

Career[edit]

Brought up in Sri Lanka, Shaw was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1976 and went on to take part in operations in Cyprus, Bosnia and Northern Ireland.[1] He was appointed Brigadier, Northern England in 2002, Assistant Chief of Staff, Communications in 2004 and Director of Media and Communication at HQ Land Forces in 2007.[1] He took up the post of General Officer Commanding 2nd Division and Governor of Edinburgh Castle in 2009.[2]

Shaw was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2012 New Year Honours.[3] He retired from the Army in 2012 and is now a director of Unicorn ARC,[4] a management consultancy focussing on change, leadership and communication. He is Chair of trustees of AF&V Launchpad,[5] a charity based in Newcastle and Liverpool that helps mostly homeless veterans make a successful transition to civilian life. Veterans from Launchpad featured in Alex Polizzi’s programme “Hire Our Heroes”[6] and Launchpad was visited by Prince Harry in early 2015.[7] In January 2016 Shaw and Fiona MacDonald set up Shaw Fundraising to help organisations develop their fundraising strategy. He is a Visiting Professor at Aberdeen Business School and a trustee of the Kohima Educational Trust.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b New Scots Army Chief takes up post Archived 9 October 2011 on Wayback Machine. STV, 26 October 2009
  2. ^ Army Commands Archived 5 July 2015 on Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "No. 60009". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2011. p. 5. 
  4. ^ "unicorn-arc". unicorn-arc. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Armed Forces & Veterans launch AF&V Privilege MasterCard®". Archived from the original on 25 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Alex Polizzi: Hire Our Heroes". BBC. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Prince Harry Visits Launchpad". Archived from the original on 25 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Sponsoring Education in Nagaland India, Naga Crafts for Sale, WW2 Veterans Book Sales, Indian Charity". Retrieved 9 January 2016. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Andrew Mackay
General Officer Commanding the 2nd Division
2009–2012
Succeeded by
Nick Eeles