In 2020, on completion of his tour at London District, he took up the appointment of UK Military Representative to NATO in the rank of lieutenant-general Bathurst was formally appointed promoted to lieutenant-general on 13 March 2020 and serves as the National Military Representative to the European Union.
His UK Gov Bio
As a Lieutenant Colonel, he was responsible for UK policy on NATO and assisted strategic planning for Iraq.
He has completed 3 tours in Iraq. In 2003, he served in CJ5 Strategic Plans in the US Combined Joint Task Force 7 in Baghdad. In 2004, he commanded the Welsh Guards Battlegroup in Maysan on Operation TELIC 5. He returned to Baghdad again in 2009 as a Brigadier for a one year tour as Deputy Director CJ5, Multinational Force-Iraq.
The UK’s Permanent Military Representative (MILREP) represents the UK’s military interests at NATO.