Faculty of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences | School of Humanities and Social Sciences | London

Dr Paddy Walker

Senior Research Fellow in Modern War Studies


Paddy WalkerPaddy runs the Leon group, a fifth-generation multi-asset family office. He is a graduate of Durham University, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and has an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He has a Masters in Modern War Studies from Buckingham University. Paddy is co-chair of the London Committee of Human Rights Watch and a director of Article 36, an NGO focused on reducing collateral harm from weapons. He has a PhD from Buckingham’s School of Humanities in the field of autonomous weapons and challenges to their deployment. Paddy was appointed an Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in 2020. He is also a RUSI Ambassador.  A previous chair of the UK’s Institute of Family Business Family Office forum, Paddy sits on Leon’s Philanthropy Board.

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