BRIG (Rtd) Charles Lott, MNZM, MBus, MA, AFNZIM
Brigadier (Rtd) Charles Lott was born in January 1959 and was educated at Cashmere High School, New Zealand. He enlisted into the New Zealand Army in January 1978 and has served in a number of tactical and operational logistics units and headquarters throughout his 34 year career as a defence logistician.
He has seen operational service with the New Zealand Contingent, Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), Sinai, as the Liaison Officer and the United Nations Operations in Somalia (UNOSOM), as a Logistics Operations Senior Staff Officer.
In 1999 he was responsible for the logistics planning, preparation and execution for the New Zealand Defence Force’s contribution to intervention in Timor Lesté for which he was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2001.
Brigadier (Rtd) Charles Lott is a graduate of the Australian Command and Staff College and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Defence and Strategic Studies.
He holds a Master of Business of Integrated Logistics Management degree and a Master of Defence and Strategic Studies degree, is an Associate Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management, is a graduate of the Stanford – National University of Singapore Executive Programme In International Management and holds a Certificate in Company Direction.
His current appointment is Chief, Joint Defence Services having served previously as Commander of the New Zealand Defence Force’s Defence Logistics Command and Deputy Chief of Army.