Julian Valverde joined OSG as Head of Operations in November 2019 having completed 26 years of exemplary service with the Royal Gibraltar Regiment. Julian was already acquainted with the dynamics of the organisation as he collaborated with OSG for the security provided for the Gibraltar Calling Music festival.
During this time Julian worked with the General Manager, departmental managers and their corresponding staff. This coupled with the wealth of knowledge Julian gained in logistics and operations during his time in the regiment meant that he was an ideal candidate for the Head of Operations role.
Julian started his career within the regiment in 1994 as a young Private soldier in the regiment and quickly rose through the ranks. He attended numerous arduous training courses that gaining him promotion to Sergeant. He trained and mentored new soldiers deploying on operations as a multiple commander in Northern Ireland. As his career progressed Julian was promoted to Warrant Officer and was given a Governors Warrant. A highlight of note during this period in his career was the task of carrying out Company Sergeant Major of ceremonial duties in Buckingham Palace. After various other senior appointments Julian was promoted to Regimental Sergeant Major. After only 12 months he commissioned from the ranks to Captain and thereafter to Major. During this time he not only became the first Late Entry officer selected as aide-de-amp to the Governor of Gibraltar Sir James Dutton but took up the post of Company Commander before finally ending his career as Quarter Master Technical.
During his military career Julian has been deployed abroad on various occasions and locations ranging from Nigeria, Morocco, Canada and Germany to name but a few. This experience has provided Julian with the understanding, discipline and attributes required for his current role. Since his debut in OSG he has brought a fresh perspective into the organisation and together with the General Manager has already made various changes within the departments.