What transferable skills do veterans possess which fit the needs of industry and business?  How should veterans capitalise on these transferable skills and ensure a successful transition to their new career? 

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Fiona Galbraith


Fiona Galbraith is building a portfolio of executive roles, including her own business which aims to dramatically improve pathways into rural careers both for young people starting out and those changing career. She is also an active volunteer, having taken on varying roles during her transition, including school governor and mentor for both SSAFA and the Small Charities Coalition. She has transferred to the Reserve and is looking forward to taking up her assignment on the Army Officer Selection Board, Westbury.


Fiona formally left the Army in January this year but managed to coordinate sufficient leave and graduated resettlement time to begin a full-time Masters degree in October 2017, which is now drawing to its climax. This period has delivered the hoped for tactical pause between military and civilian careers as well as generating an invaluable network of professional contacts in support of her new professional endeavours.


The pinnacle of her 23-year military career was commanding the 1st Military Intelligence Battalion; her final tour was as an embedded officer in a US 4-star command.


Fiona put considerable thought and effort into planning for her resettlement and is passionate about facilitating service personnel to conduct a deliberate self-analysis and personal estimate well in advance of their formal transition period, which she sees as the necessary foundation to a successful reintegration into civilian society.


Confidence enables Success and Planning underpins both.



Mark Budd

Consultant at P2 Consulting