Each week, our colleague Maria Franzoni invites one of our keynote speakers to discuss their life, work, current projects and passions. We hope that hearing more about them will allow you to get a better understanding of who they are.

In this week’s show, Major General Patrick Marriott talks to us about his career in the military and how he learned his leadership skills. Good leadership is still highly important to Patrick and this inspired him along with his love of the countryside to lead a trek for children coast to coast.  He also talks about the book he is writing for his children and why on special occasions he likes to fire his cannon!!

Please welcome Patrick Marriott


Patrick Marriott Keynote Speaker

Patrick Marriott – Guest

Major General Patrick Marriott was a regular soldier for 36 years. During this time, he served in approximately 30 countries and deployed in operations to Northern Ireland, Egypt and Israel, Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia, Iraq and Afghanistan. Among other appointments, he commanded his regiment, the Queen’s Royal Lancers’, on operations in Bosnia and the 7th Armored Brigade known as the Desert Rats in Iraq. He was Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst before retiring in 2012. Patrick now serves as a Reservist Major General, sharing the highest level of Service Complaints Board for the Army Board.

Maria Franzoni Keynote Speaker

Maria Franzoni – Host

Maria Franzoni is one of the most experienced speaker bookers in Europe and a recognised speaking industry expert. She has been a part of the London Speaker Bureau since 2000 & is the founder of MFL, a licensed office of London Speaker Bureau.

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