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Defence and Security Board

The Defence & Security Board is our most senior industry grouping in the defence and security sectors. It is comprised of high level representatives from strategically important companies active in the UK's national security markets and policy areas. Its focus is addressing the strategic-level concerns that impact the defence and security IT sector.

Chair: Neil Timms, CGI UK

Vice-Chair: Paul O’Shaughnessy, DXC Technology

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Current members of the techUK Defence and Security Board are as follows: 

Barry Roberts, Head of Defence Digital, Roke

Bernard Parsons, CEO, BeCrypt

Bob Cargill, Director Of Business Development, Microsoft

Charlie Maconochie, Sales Director for Public Sector, Adarga Limited

Chris Hamilton, Vice President & General Manager, Technology & Innovation Solutions, Jacobs UK Ltd

Dwayne Doherty, Cyber & CEMA, UK Intelligence, QinetiQ

Ed Gillett, Partner - Client Partner, IBM

Emlyn Taylor , Managing Director, Rotary & Mission Systems, Lockheed Martin

Gillian Dowds, Head of C41 , Raytheon

Graham Booth, CEO, 2iC

Graham Le Fevre, C&I BD Manager, Northop Grumman Corporation

Ian Kane, Director Defence Account, Capgemini

Ian Menzies, Vice President and General Manager, Intelligence & Cyber International, L3 Harris

James Dunne, Head of National Security & Defence, Cisco

John Hiorns, Director – C4I Programmes and Customer Liaison, General Dynamics Mission Systems

Jon Cole CB OBE, BT Defence Director, BT Defence (BT Plc)

Martin Flather, Business Development Director, Defence & Security, Prolinx

Neil Timms, Vice President of Space, Defence & Intelligence, CGI

Nick Hartley, Business Director Defence, Leidos UK & Europe

Paul O'Shaughnessy, Account Executive, UK MOD, DXC Technology

Philip Pratley, Director Trade and External Relations, Leonardo UK

Richard Budd, Head of Secure Communications UK, US & Australia, Airbus Defence & Space

Richard Checkley, Digital Intelligence – C5ISR Managing Director, BAE Systems

Steve Kingan, Executive Chairman, Nexor Ltd

Steve Murray, VP Strategy & Marketing, Thales

Steven Mills, Chief of Staff - Business Services, SecureCloud+

Sue-Ellen Wright, Managing Director for Defence & Security, Sopra Steria

Tim Gibson, Vice President , European Defence Advisor, Fujitsu

Tony Burgess, Client Director for UK Strategic Command,  Aerospace and Defence, Atkins Global

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