Rhys Smith


Rhys Smith is a Principal at McChrystal Group, based in the firm’s London, England office. Rhys joined McChrystal Group in 2018 and is currently advising an international healthcare technology company.

Between 2016 and 2018, Rhys worked for Emirates Group. He ran the largest private manpower mobilization program in the Middle East, with over 25,000 people deployed each year. He subsequently led the Transportation Division, moving over 30,000 employees every day.

From 2011-2016, Rhys ran a portfolio of security operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, serving the US Government, international oil and gas companies and protecting critical national infrastructure.

Prior to this Rhys spent over five years in the British Army, departing at the rank of captain. As a troop leader in the Brigade Reconnaissance Force, he conducted combat tours of both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Rhys was a scholarship awardee at London Business School, where he received a Master of Business Administration. He commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst at the top of his class, and received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Bristol. Outside of work, Rhys is an accomplished international camel polo player.