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National Security Committee

The National Security Committee exists to drive and govern the work of the techUK National Security Programme. It is comprised of senior representatives from strategically important companies active in National Security markets and policy areas across the UK. Its focus is to address the strategic-level security concerns that impact the UK tech sector, and providing a forum for the Government’s national security community to engage with technology suppliers on industry engagement opportunities.

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The National Security Committee is techUK’s authoritative voice on national security issues, and highlights the opportunity for the technology industry to offer solutions to them. The National Security Committee seeks to engage with relevant stakeholders in HMG, bringing them together with the technology industry to agree views and perspectives on a wide range of topics. These include promoting a community of open collaboration in what is typically a secret, complex and risk-averse environment and addressing the specific challenges of SMEs operating in the national security sector. 

The National Security Committee will meet bi-monthly to discuss the above.

This is an elected committee - please get in touch with the team below if you want to learn more.


National Security Committee

Committee Member Committee Representative Company Role
Vodafone Stephen Knibbs (Chair) Director of Vodafone Business Security Enhanced (VBSE)
Leidos UK Alan Potter (Vice-Chair) Partner, Intelligence and Security 
Accenture Madeline H. Lewis Managing Director and UK Armed Forces Network Sponsor 
Amazon Web Services  Mike Nayler  Senior Manager, National Security and Defence 
Arqit Daniel Shiu Chief Cryptographer
Baker & McKenzie LLP  Ross Evans Senior Associate
BT Group  Stuart Lyle  Senior Manager of Security Liaison & Industry Collaboration 
Capgemini Richard Major  Client Director and Delivery Manager | Public Sector
Capita plc Jim Fox  Business Consultant Manager
CDS Defence & Security Martin Nash Head of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (CS&IA) Services
CGI Patrick Hutchings UK & Australia Sector Lead for Secure Innovation & Advisory
Clue Software Matt Horne Head of Policing & Government
CyberHive Ltd Sarah Blundell Chief Operating Officer 
Electralink Kulwinder Johal Head of Information Security
Fujitsu Paul Dickens Public Sector UKI CISO, Enterprise Cyber Security
IBM Glen Martin Technology Managing Director
iProov Campbell Cowie Head of Policy, Standards & Regulation
QinetiQ Simon Wilcox Data Intelligence, Business Development Lead
SC Strategy Dan Spacie Senior Advisor - Defence and National Security
Sopra Steria Neil Salter Director National Security


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