Live Broadcast Arena Agenda

Agenda content and timings are subject to change.

10.05 - 10.15

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 - 10.25
Jeremy Quin MP
MInister of State for Defence Procurement
11.45 - 12.05
12.25 - 12.45
Andy Caldwell
Head of
MOD's Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)
12.45 - 13.05
Morag Stuart
Director General Commercial
13.05 - 13.25
Dougal Monk
Director of Strategic Development, Government Solutions – Europe, Middle East & Africa
KBR Government Solutions
13.55 - 14.55
Ollie Ollerton
Former UK Special Forces & Directing Staff (DS) SAS: Who Dares Wins