Sir Chris Deverell founded Deverell Innovation Ventures in 2019. His portfolio is centred on Innovation, Strategy, and Leadership, in both the public and private sectors. This portfolio includes consultancy services, various advisory roles (including currently at Helsing, Dataminr, Nodes and Links, New Orbit, Conceal, Interos, Babcock, and Goldilock), venture partnership (at NightDragon), executive coaching, and mentoring (at the Saïd Business School in the Oxford Creative Destruction Lab). Chris is also an angel investor, and an External Member of the Council of Oxford University, where he did his degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and has since become an Honorary Fellow of Mansfield College. Sir Chris retired from the military in September 2019. In the rank of 4 Star General, his last role was as the Commander of Joint Forces Command and one of the UK Chiefs of Staff, responsible for UK Special Forces, Defence Intelligence, Operational Command and Control, Cyber, Space, Information Systems and Services, Defence Medical Services, Defence Education, Defence Force Development, Logistic Policy, and all UK Joint Operating Bases around the globe.