Rory Copinger-Symes is a Senior Adviser to Bondi Partners based in the UK. Rory recently retired from the Royal Marines after more than 37 years service where he attained the rank of Brigadier and visited all corners of the globe. His operational experience includes Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan.
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.
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.