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Kleopatra Klaussner

Contract Delivery Manager

Biography

Kleopatra Klaussner has been the Contract Delivery Manager for King’s Institute for Applied Security Studies (KIASS) since September 2022. Within her role she is responsible for managing King’s new contract with the Ministry of Defence for the provision of Professional Military Education (PME) at the Defence Academy of the UK and at the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS). Prior to this she was seconded for one year to manage King’s previous contract at the Defence Academy.

Kleo has significant experience working with UK and international clients across the public and private sectors. She joined King’s in 2017 and has since worked with faculties across King’s to develop a wide portfolio of bespoke capacity-building initiatives, particularly during her time as Business Development Manager within King’s Professional Education Department (KPED). Prior to King’s, Kleo worked at three leading global law firms within client relationship management and business development roles.

She holds a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) from BPP Law School, a Master’s degree in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and a double major in International Studies and Criminal Justice from California State University, Long Beach. She speaks fluent English, Spanish and German and has lived in four countries.

Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing King’s delivery of the Command and Staff Academic Provision (CSAP) contract with the Ministry of Defence
  • Managing contractual delivery across the School of Security Studies, including for King’s Freeman Air & Space Institute (FASI) & other key KIASS contracts
  • Strategic decision-making as a member of the Senior Leadership Team within King’s Defence Studies Department & KIASS