techUK National Security Committee Election Results

techUK is delighted to announce the results of the 2022 National Security Committee election.

Nominations and voting for the techUK National Security Committee took place over the last two months, with an impressive number of techUK members standing for the first election of its kind. The current term of those successfully elected is two years, with the next elections scheduled for the beginning of 2025. 

The techUK National Security Committee comprises 20 techUK members, including 6 SME representatives and 14 larger organisations. The Committee will bring together a broad group of industry leaders from across the National Security sector, who will champion the industry's interests and drive an ambitious programme of activity between techUK and its stakeholders across the National Security community. The Committee will act as the voice of the wider techUK National Security membership, and its primary focus is to address strategic concerns that impact the National Security technology sectors. 

The results of the election are as follows: 

National Security Committee

Board Member Board Representative Company Role
Vodafone Stephen Knibbs (Chair) UK Head of Security and CISO, heading Secure CNI
Leidos UK Alan Potter (Vice-Chair) VP & MD National Security & Defence Division
Accenture Madeline H. Lewis Managing Director and UK Armed Forces Network Sponsor 
Amazon Web Services  Mike Nayler  Senior Manager
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

Raya Tsolova

Programme Manager, techUK

Fred Sugden

Fred Sugden

Associate Director, Defence and National Security, techUK

Tracy Modha

Team Assistant - Markets, techUK

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