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 charter@womenindefenceuk.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
Morag Stuart

Morag Stuart

Ministry of Defence Co-Chair

Angela Owen

Angela Owen

Women in Defence UK Co-Chair

Sophie Thomas

Sophie Thomas

Airbus, Industry Co-Chair

Avril Jolliffe

Avril Jolliffe

Thales, Work Package 1 Lead

Sinead O'Donnell

Sinead O'Donnell

Raytheon, Work Package 2 Lead

Angela Crabtree

Angela Crabtree

Leidos, Work Package 3 Lead

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Work Package 4 Lead

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Ministry of Defence/ and UK Armed Forces Rep

Richard McKie

Richard McKie

Defence Growth Partnership Representative

Heather Gilchrist

Heather Gilchrist

ADS, Trade Association Representative

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Defence Suppliers Forum, Rep

Benjamin Marsh

Benjamin Marsh

Women in Defence UK, Charter Secretariat

Work Packages
WP1 - Research and Report

WP1 - Research and Report

Work Package Lead: Avril Jolliffe, Thales

WP2 - Networking and Communicatoin

WP2 - Networking and Communicatoin

Work Package Lead: Sinead O'Donnell, Raytheon

WP3 - Signatory Development

WP3 - Signatory Development

Work Package Lead: Angela Crabtree, Leidos

WP4 - Financing and Funding Strategy

WP4 - Financing and Funding Strategy

Work Package Lead: To Be Confirmed

The Women in Defence Charter

The Women in Defence Charter's Terms of Reference

The Women in Defence Charter on gov.uk

The Charter's Reporting Measurements

The Charter's Guidance on Reporting