Women in Defence Charter announces Katharine Sealy as new Industry Co-Chair

Posted on 13 Jul 2023 by James Devonshire

Katharine Sealy, Managing Director, National Security Solutions, at Northrop Grumman UK, has been appointed as the Industry Co-Chair for the Women in Defence Charter.

Katharine succeeds Sophie Thomas, Service Delivery Director, Aquila Air Traffic Management Services, who has served as Industry Co-Chair of the Charter since its inception in 2019.

Joining the other Charter Co-Chairs, Katharine will work alongside Angela Owen OBE, Women in Defence UK Co-Chair, and Sam des Forges, Ministry of Defence Co-Chair, to drive forward the Charter’s aspirations, including its 30 by 2030 ambition.

Katharine is committed to working with the Charter’s growing network of 70 signatories to improve gender balance and enable women to succeed at all levels in the Defence Sector.

Commenting on her appointment, Katharine Sealy, said: “Having worked in Defence for nearly all of my career, I have seen a lot of positive progress in improving female representation across our industry. I am very much looking forward to working with the Women in Defence Charter signatories to continue driving change, and highlighting the value that can be delivered by increasing diversity in our workforce.  Achieving 30% female representation by 2030 is an ambitious goal, but one I am confident we can both meet and exceed with the right focus and support.”

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