The Women in Defence Charter was launched to improve gender balance in the defence sector, both public and private. 

Governance

The Women in Defence Charter has two levels of governance. The first level is the Women in Defence Charter Steering Board and the second level is the Work Packages. 


The Steering Board sets the strategic direction of the Charter. Work Packages take the guidance and draft strategic objectives and develop plans to deliver them within their area of responsibility. 


To join a work package, please email womenindefenceuk@outlook.com stating your name and the work package you would like to join.

 

Please see below for more information on the Steering Board and the Work Packages. 

The Women in Defence Charter Steering Board
Ruth Cairnie

Ruth Cairnie

Industry Patron

Gemma Tobin

Gemma Tobin

Women in Defence UK, Charter Secretariat

Sam des Forges

Sam des Forges

Ministry of Defence Co-Chair

Angela Owen

Angela Owen

Women in Defence UK Co-Chair

Sophie Thomas

Sophie Thomas

Industry Co-Chair

Beth-Marie Norbury

Beth-Marie Norbury

Babcock International, Work Package 1 – Research and Report Lead

Sinead O'Donnell

Sinead O'Donnell

Raytheon, Work Package 2 - Networking and Communication Lead’

Salli Shapcott

Salli Shapcott

Serco, Work Package 4 – Financing and Funding Strategy

Richard Mckie

Richard Mckie

Work Package 3 – Signatory Development Lead

Caroline Donaghy

Caroline Donaghy

ADS, Trade Association Representative

Work Packages
WP1 - Research and Report

WP1 - Research and Report

Work Package Lead 1: Beth-Marie Norbury, Babcock International

WP2 - Networking and Communicatoin

WP2 - Networking and Communicatoin

Work Package 2 Lead: Sinead O'Donnell, Raytheon

WP3 - Signatory Development

WP3 - Signatory Development

Work Package 3 Lead: Richard McKie, Defence Growth Partnership

WP4 - Financing and Funding Strategy

WP4 - Financing and Funding Strategy

Work Package 4 Lead: Salli Shapcott, Serco

The Women in Defence Charter

Read the
Women in Defence
Charter 

Click here to read more information on how the Women in Defence Charter operates.

The Women in Defence TORs

Click here to see the Women in Defence Charter on gov.uk.

The Women in Defence Charter on gov.uk

Click here to read more information on how the Women in Defence Charter operates.

The Charter's Reporting Measurements

Our Guidance on Reporting information is currently being updated. We will upload the new version soon.

The Charter's Guidance on Reporting