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Andy Start joins Women in Defence UK Strategic Advisory Board 

We are pleased to announce a new member of the Women In Defence UK Strategic Advisory Board. Mr. Andy Start, CEO – Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S)

As the current Chief Executive of DE&S, Andy brings a deep understanding of the intricacies of the defence sector. His extensive experience and strategic insight will be instrumental as we continue our mission to accelerate gender equity in defence.

Andy’s passion for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion shines through in what he says and, importantly, what he does. Truly ‘Deeds not Words’ in action. His advice and wisdom will complement the existing Board members and strengthen our drive towards gender equity in defence.

Angela Owen, OBE

Founder, Women in Defence UK

I'm immensely proud to be joining the Women in Defence UK Strategic Advisory Board. Their unwavering dedication to promoting gender equity is inspiring. We have made huge strides and achieved a great deal, but there is still a long way to go. Together we will make a difference. I am delighted to be part of this dynamic team and contribute to effecting real change in the defence sector.

Andy Start


At Women in Defence UK, we're committed to challenging, inspiring, and progressing towards a critical mass in our field. Partnerships with key sector organisations are pivotal to our success, and we are confident that with Andy's expertise, we will forge even stronger ties and push boundaries further.