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Our Board

David
Williams
CHAIRMAN

David has over thirty-six years’ experience in investment markets, serving as Chairman in executive and non-executive capacities for a number of public and private companies. He has overseen the development of these companies, raising in excess of £1 billion of capital to support both organic and acquisitive growth initiatives. David was formerly chairman of Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE: ETO) and Zetar plc, and is currently a non-executive director of Breedon Group plc (AIM: BREE) and chairman of Oxford BioDynamics Plc (AIM: OBD). David serves as the chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee, and is a member of the Audit Committee.

Michael (Mo)
Stevens
GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mo has over twenty-five years’ experience operating within the security, cyber, aerospace, defence and high technology sectors. During this time, he has held a number of senior leadership roles with responsibility for driving growth and operational improvements across a portfolio of high technology, cyber and defence businesses. Most recently, Mo was head of international market development for Airbus Defence & Space and chief executive officer of Cassidian UK, which included Airbus’ cyber security division. Mo serves as a member of the Nomination Committee.

Robin
Southwell
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Robin has over 35 years’ experience of working in the aerospace and defence industry, including roles as chief executive officer of Airbus UK and Airtanker Ltd, as well as senior positions at BAE Systems, which included running their operations in Australasia and establishing the company’s asset management organisation. Robin is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and has been appointed as a DTI Business Ambassador by the UK Government and received his OBE in 1997. Robin serves as a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Stephen
Ball
NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Stephen has over 35 years’ experience of working in senior roles in the technology, defence, information security and communications industries. Stephen was formerly chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin UK until his retirement in 2016. Prior to this, he was managing director of the company’s operations in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. Before joining Lockheed Martin, Stephen spent 21 years with HM Government Communications Centre (HMGCC), latterly as chief executive officer, working on specialist development and the manufacture of security and communications equipment. Stephen serves as a member of the Nomination and Audit Committees.

Giles
Willits
NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Giles has over twenty years’ experience in senior leadership and financial roles, and was most recently the chief financial officer of FTSE 250 listed Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE: ETO), having worked with Entertainment One Ltd. initially as non-executive director, before assuming the chief financial officer role in 2007. Over this time Entertainment One Ltd. has grown to a market capitalisation of approximately £1 billion. Giles was formerly director of group finance of J Sainsbury plc and Woolworths Group plc, and currently serves as the Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee.