Defence and Security Committee

Focusing on subjects such as cybersecurity, procurement, employment of reservists and safer cities, this Committee helps ensure that the LCCI membership is well-informed on defence and security matters.


Committee Members:

  • Brett Lovegrove – Director, Valentis Bridge (Chairman)
  • Joe Connell - Chairman, Association of Security Consultants
  • Oliver Waghorn - Director Government Relations, External Relations and Policy, BAE Systems PLC
  • Mike Britnell - Director, Strategy and Operations, BeCyberSure
  • David Lines - Deputy Head of Secretariat Team, Defence & Security Organisation, DIT
  • Claire Holford - Partner, Harrison Clark Rickerbys Ltd
  • Rob Noble - Executive Director, Hart Security
  • Clive Corris - Director of Commercial Affairs, Kelvin Hughes Ltd
  • Stuart Porter - Head of Strategic Engagement, Lockheed Martin
  • David Weatherhead - Regional Trade Director, Lloyds Bank
  • Graeme McGowan - Associate Director, Cyber and Security Risk, Optimal Risk Management Ltd           
  • Andrew Lee - Deputy Business Director, Defence, Raytheon UK
  • Sarb Sembhi - CTO and CSO, Virtually Informed Ltd
  • Ross Bannerman - Director Defence, Wincanton Defence

For the minutes relating to this Committee, please contact the Member Relationship team on +44 (0)20 7203 1713

To discuss policy relating to this Committee, please contact Rob Griggs, Head of Public Affairs.

More information about the work we do with the Defence and Security sector

Cyber Security Working Group

The Cyber Security working group is a sub-group of the Defence and Security Committee. It is tasked with taking forward the cyber security work stream by increasing awareness of cyber threats and vulnerabilities potentially affecting members, and encouraging the sharing of best practice with a view to helping businesses improve their cyber resilience.

Working Group members:

  • Mike Britnell – Director, Strategy and Operations, BeCyberSure
  • Ross Thompson – Principle Consultant, Amethyst Risk Management, Ltd
  • Sarb Sembhi – Chief Technology Officer and Acting CISO, Noord Group Ltd
  • Graeme McGowan – Associate Director, Optimal Risk Management Ltd

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