Maciejewski’s career covers 27-years in the British Army and five years with global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company as a management consultant, and he says he has a lifelong interest in military history.
His last appointment in the Army was Director Combat, the professional head of the Royal Armoured Corps and the Infantry. Prior to that he had extensive command and staff experience and was awarded the DSO after commanding his battalion, the 2nd Battalion The Rifles, in Iraq. During his time with McKinsey, Maciejewski led projects supporting clients in the private, public and third sectors, focusing on corporate strategy and the planning, implementation and leadership of large-scale business change and development.
On leaving the Army, Justin held a brief visiting fellowship at Oxford in 2012 as part of the Changing Character of War Programme under Professor Sir Hew Strachan. He is a graduate of the UK Joint Services Staff College Higher and Advanced Courses. He holds an MA in Defence Studies from Kings College, London and graduated in History from Cambridge University where he specialised in British Imperial and Military History.
On his appointment Justin Maciejewski said: “I’m delighted to be taking up the position of Director General at the National Army Museum. Having served in the Army for most of my life it will be an honour to be at the helm of a museum that not only preserves its remarkable history, but actively invites the public to engage and explore the role of its armed forces today.”
Maciejewski will take up the position on 26 February 2018 and succeeds Janice Murray who retired in October 2017, following seven years in the position.