Richard Ballerand

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Also, Richard Melville Ballerand, a tri-lingual, tri-national defence and security policy adviser, Senior Partner at Dorrington Associates, originally worked in New York investment banking and served as French army liaison officer, he is also involved in a number of pro bono activities and is a trustee of several organisations: e.g. the Zoological Society of London, the Royal Institution, the Chelsea Society, and the French National Association of Liaison Officers [1][2]

Partner Managing Director of Dorrington Associates "Security Policy Advisory Group, interested in evolution of ICT with reference to inter-allied cooperation and development policy

"Trusteeships: Zoological Society of London, Royal Institution of Great Britain, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, Chelsea Society, ANOLIR". [1]

Previously involved with European Union activities: e.g. as regular IGC delegate and Federal Union committee member; now European Movement life member. Founder member of the Social Science Grapevine, and a contributor to the Partridge Enquiry: Social Europe - Risk or Opportunity?, he has lectured on a range of subjects in both EU and non-EU countries.

Born in Singapore French/Russian/German/English/Scottish/Irish in ancestry due to multiple revolutions in Europe and Asia - one great great uncle, William Melville, first Chief of the British Secret Service, forerunner of MI5,[3] and another, Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel, commanded the White Armies of the south at the end of the Russian Civil War and organsied the Fleet's evacuation.

The only Mensa member who belongs to both the French Paratroops [4] and Mountain Troops (Chasseurs alpins) [5] associations - he is also a member of several rather more selective high IQ societies. Avocations include canids and adventurous scuba-diving.

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  1. Richard Melville Ballerand, naymz, accessed September 3, 2008.