Nick Wills OBE, recently a Colonel in the British Army, brings 30 years of experience, and 10 years of detailed acquisition and fleet management knowledge.  He was responsible for the acquisition of the Protected Mobility Fleet of blast protected vehicles for Afghanistan, ran the Army Armoured Trials organisation, and latterly was the Fleet Manager for the complete Army major equipment inventory – c 46,000 vehicles.  With this experience comes a broad network of decision makers within both industry and the MOD.  Fluent in the ‘MOD speak’ around acquisition, he has a clear view of the military user need.  This expertise is also manifested through his association with the Motorsport Industry Association where, as Defence Business Development Director, he is championing the synergy between the engineering needs of both Motorsport and Defence through the Motorsport to Defence Initiative.