Live Broadcast Arena Agenda

Agenda content and timings are subject to change.


Angela’s Army career spanned 30 years and included tours in the UK, Germany and NI during the ‘Troubles’. One of the very first mothers to re-join after the rules changed in the early 90s, Angela has always cared deeply about helping women progress with a passion for equality of opportunity. After leaving the Army in 2008, she joined PA Consulting, working in the Defence and Security Sector. In 2011, Angela founded Women in Defence UK, best known for its annual Awards, now in their 6th year, ground-breaking cross defence sector mentoring programme and its collaborative work with the MOD and industry on the Women in Defence Charter.

In addition to Women in Defence UK, Angela is a Senior Advisor to PA Consulting, member of the CMI Women’s Committee, a Vice Patron of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets Council, a Companion of the CMI and a judge for the CMI Management Book of the Year. She has recently reprised her early (Commonwealth Games and Combined Services) athletics career and enjoys sprinting in Masters competitions, albeit much more slowly than in the 1980s.  She was appointed OBE in the New Years’ Honours List 2021 for her services to women who work in the Defence Sector. An exceptionally proud mother of a son and daughter, she is now an equally proud grandmother of two glorious granddaughters!    

Angela Owen OBE


Women in Defence UK

10:15 - 10:55

Helen Sawford

Head of Commercial Strategic Supplier Management, Ministry of Defence

11:15 - 11:35
12:15 - 12:35
Anita Friend

Head of

MOD's Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)

12:35 - 12:55

Alexandra Bailey

Deputy Director, Strategic Partnering Programme

UK Ministry of Defence

12:55 - 13:15
Dougal Monk

Director of Strategic Development, Government Solutions – Europe, Middle East & Africa

KBR Government Solutions

13.25 - 13.55

Brinley Salzmann, Director, Exports & Overseas, ADS

Richard McKie, Programme Director, UKDSC & Defence Growth Partnership

13.55 - 14.55

Jamie ‘Jay’ Morton

Former SAS Operator, Two-Time Everest Summiteer and Author