Dr Matt Bassford


Former Associate Director, Defence and Security, RAND Europe

Prior to joining RAND Europe, Matt Bassford worked in the UK Ministry of Defence for more than seven years in a number of areas, including strategic policy planning, climate change and security, defence acquisition, and programme management. During a secondment to the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, he led an assessment of future global trends and regional stability.

His projects at RAND included the evaluation of Netherlands F-16 replacement project, evaluation of MOD routine procurement, benchmarking National Armed Forces and the economics of European defence industry.