Welcome back to our podcast, where we tap into the minds of successful CEOs, leaders and eminent thinkers.

This new episode features our conversation with Jason Barrett, CEO of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Having joined the Tattoo team as Chief Operating Officer in 2020, Jason took over the role of Chief Executive in December 2023.

Originally from Colorado, Jason joined the Tattoo with over 10 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and has held various Chief Executive and Management roles in the US. Prior to this, Jason had a distinguished career in the United States Marine Corps. He served 20 years as an infantry officer where he held leadership positions, teaching leadership as well as being involved in high-level strategic planning and on active service with the UK Royal Marines.

In this conversation with School for CEOs' David Wright, Jason opens up about:
  • His bold vision for the future of the Tattoo
  • Commanding a 1000-man unit in the Marine Corps and supporting them through PTSD
  • His empathic and authentic leadership style
  • The importance of role modelling
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About The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Journeys will transport audiences on an international cultural journey, bringing together the voices and stories that connect the worldwide company of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. With the Royal Navy taking on the role of lead service, the Show will take crowds on a journey through time, celebrating the tides of change. Returning to the Case Esplanade will be Tattoo favourites, from the Massed Pipes and Drums to the emotive Lone Piper, alongside the culture and vibrance of an international cast.

Purchase tickets for next summer’s Show online or call the Box Office on 0131 225 1188.

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Author Bio: Dave Wright

Dave is School for CEOs Client Solutions Manager. As well as being a certified coach and therapist, Dave has an extensive background in marketing and PR. His creative and emotionally intelligent approach helps him to passionately communicate the career-transforming benefits of our services, whilst finding the best possible learning solution for our prospective and existing clients.