Brigadier Rory Copinger-Symes CBE

Senior Advisor

Rory has unique and extensive operational planning skills gained during more than 37 years service in the Royal Marines where he attained the rank of Brigadier and visited all corners of the globe.

Rory’s most recent and final military appointment was in Hawaii on exchange with the U.S. Military. Between August 2016 and September 2020 Rory served on the staff of Indo-Pacific Command where he became the first British officer to assume the position leading on Security Cooperation. His previous role was as Chief of Staff to the Commandant General Royal Marines at the sametime as COS to Operation ATALANTA, the European Union’s counter piracy effort for Somalia. Prior to that he was based in Lisbon, Portugal for 3 years working on a NATO staff. His operational experience includes Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Since leaving the military in 2021 Rory has also expanded his horizons by launching a new whisky as well as working for a venture capital firm.

Rory’s experience at the highest levels of Defence provide Bondi Partners indispensable understanding of how to leverage new opportunities created through the AUKUS agreement.