Major General Tim Cross

"Having deployed on many operations, and seen the plight of so many around the world, I am a strong believer in the dignity and capacity of the human spirit. Five Talents builds on this belief by equipping people to help themselves – enabling them to maximise and multiply their talents.”

Major General (Retired) Tim Cross CBE served in the British Army at every level, from leading a small Bomb Disposal Team in Northern Ireland to commanding a Division of 30,000. He also served in Iraq, Kuwait and the Balkans. He was appointed CBE for his work in leading the NATO response to the Kosovo Humanitarian crisis.

Retiring in January 2007, Tim was the Army Adviser to the UK House of Commons Defence Committee for 5 years. He is a Local Lay Minister in the Church of England and the Chairman of the Board of Theos – a public theology Think Tank. He is a Visiting Professor at three UK Universities and is the President of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management. A Trustee of the Leadership Trust – where he is also a Tutor - and a Defence Adviser to a number of UK/International Companies, Tim is an itinerant preacher and international speaker.

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