Jody Probert OBE
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Image caption: Jody skiing in France with his son, Jacob
Jody Probert joined Chamois in April 2023 as a Principal Consultant – PR and Media. He brings a wealth of military, corporate and SME expertise having served 27 years in a varied military career, 7 years in corporate executive director roles, and 4 years running his own motorsport company before its successful acquisition in 2022. Jody account manages clients across existing and new sectors in the Chamois portfolio and assists our CEO, Jamie with business development.
Image caption: Jody on his motocross bike
Jody left the Army in 2012 at the rank of Colonel after serving in a wide range of roles. These include commanding a logistics squadron in Kosovo, for which he received the MBE, and taking his Logistic Support Regiment to Iraq where he received his OBE. During his time in the Army, Jody also wrote the Joint Services Campaign Planning doctrine, which he taught to over 300 Masters Degree students on the Advanced Command and Staff Course. He served a year as the Senior British Military Officer in Pakistan and also obtained two Masters Degrees in Defence Studies and Military Technology.
Image caption: Jody in his offroad racer
Since leaving the Army, Jody has worked in senior Director roles within Interserve, Babcock, Carillion and Svella. He has a broad range of experience in major bids, complex programme management and directing P&L accounts. Upon leaving the Army, he worked for over 5 years as a Director of Bids and Major Programmes with an unsecured to secured order book conversion rate of 79%, against a sector average of 23%, winning a total of over £6bn in contract revenue with the MoD. He also led the bid, mobilisation and successful attainment of Full Operating Capability of the MoD’s worldwide PHOENIX 2 civilian vehicle fleet management contract. Jody has spent the past year as the Senior Operations Director for Svella plc in the telecommunications sector, responsible for all full-fibre build for Virgin Media and BT Openreach in the central region in the UK. His extensive and successful corporate experience will be of great value to Chamois’ clients.
Image caption: Jody at his 4×4 offroad centre
As a motorsports enthusiast, Jody co-owned his own off-road company which specialised in 4×4, enduro, motocross and quad bike events. The company also acquired a UK-wide garden furniture business to diversify its portfolio and was eventually acquired by a third party in April 2022. Jody has also played representative sport in the Army at cricket, rugby, skiing, squash and football. He remains a keen sportsman, but is now more of a spectator for cricket and rugby. As a result, Jody aligns perfectly with the Chamois company ethos.
Image caption: Jody is presented with his OBE