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Principles for Survival


Lunch Bites @ the IoD Series: sponsored by IQ-EQ

Vice Admiral (Rtd) Mark Mellett

Vice Admiral (Rtd) Mark Mellett Former Chief of Staff of Ireland’s Defence Forces

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For any queries in regards to this webinar, please contact Lisa Sweeney, Senior Events and Membership Executive, IoD Ireland


As part of our ongoing work to share exclusive content and insights with members, we are delighted to invite you to join our upcoming Lunch Bites @ the IoD webinar with Vice Admiral (Rtd) Mark Mellett, former Chief of Staff of Ireland’s Defence Forces, and Founder and Director, Green Compass. His address is titled 'Principles for Survival'. 

In this session, Admiral Mellett will discuss the concept of how we live in the Anthropocene, an era in which human activity is the key defining influence. Admiral Mellett will discuss how, in the coming years, the decisions we make and the principles we embrace will decide if we trigger the sixth mass extinction on earth.

Please note, attendees will be able to participate in a live Q&A session during the webinar.

Vice Admiral (Rtd) Mark Mellett

Vice Admiral (Rtd) Mark Mellett

Former Chief of Staff of Ireland’s Defence Forces, and Founder and Director, Green Compass

As Founder and Director of ‘Green Compass’, Vice Admiral (Rtd) Mark Mellett is a specialist in the complexity that characterises the strategic environment of today. Admiral Mellett has served his country for nearly forty eight years as a warrior, diplomat and scholar in Ireland’s regular and reserve forces. 

A decorated three-star Flag Officer, Chief of Navy and Ireland’s thirty first Chief of Defence, Admiral Mellett has brought his experience to his role as Ireland’s highest ranking military officer, the Government’s principal military adviser and a member of the National Security Committee.

He is a Lifetime Fellow of the Irish Management Institute and Chair of the Advisory Council of the Azure Forum for Contemporary Security Strategy. Admiral Mellett holds a Doctorate in Political Science in Ecosystem Governance and a Masters of Commerce in Government & Public Policy and Sustainable Development. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at University College Cork. He was the distinguished top graduate of each of his senior command and staff courses at the US Naval War College, the Irish Military College, and the UK Royal Naval College. He has a keen interest in research focused on technological and institutional innovation, climate change, ecosystems governance, sustainability and security.

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To find out more visit the IQ-EQ website.


For any queries in regards to this webinar, please contact Lisa Sweeney, Senior Membership and Events Executive, IoD Ireland.

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