General, the Lord Nick Houghton
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General, the Lord (Nick) Houghton is a Senior Advisor to Avonhurst. He is a former United Kingdom Chief of Defence Staff and is now the Constable of The Tower of London and a Cross-Bench Peer in the House of Lords. In a 43 year military career, he served seven times in Northern Ireland earning operational awards as both a Commanding Officer and a Brigade Commander in Belfast.
He was the Deputy Commander of the Multi-National Force Iraq in 2005-06, Chief of Joint Operations from 2006-09, in charge of all overseas operations of UK Forces, and both Vice Chief then Chief of Defence Staff over the period 2009-16. He was the Colonel Commandant of the Intelligence Corps and the founding Colonel of the Yorkshire Regiment.