Grant Hume was born in London in 1964 and was educated at Chichester High School for Boys, West Sussex. He joined the British Army in 1984 and was commissioned into Royal Signals in 1998. On leaving the Army in 2006 as a LTC he joined IBM Global Business Services as an account manager and subsequently a solutions architect responsible for the strategic and operational cross brand delivery of IBM capabilities to the UK Ministry of Defence. Since 2012 he has supported the delivery of UK MoD strategic and operational C4ISR services to contingent operations globally including Op INHERENT RESOLVE, Op KIPION and Op SHADER. As a Chartered IT Professional and Fellow of the British Computer Society, he enjoys cycling, golf and triathlon and lives on a rural farm with his wife and family near Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, United Kingdom.