Since its inception over 21 years ago, SVGC has earned high regard for the quality of its work. Employing hard-working, dedicated people who are experts in their field has been a key part of that success.

Our core team of employees has been handpicked to ensure that projects are seamlessly delivered from start to finish to the highest standards. Each brings a wealth of experience across the major industries and disciplines, from both the commercial and public sectors.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

DR ANDREW DIXON
DR ANDREW DIXONMANAGING DIRECTOR
Andrew has a unique depth of experience in capability, programme and engineering management, having held senior positions in both FTSE 100 companies and in government. Straight-talking and driven, Andrew brings high-energy and innovative approaches to any problem, balanced against the needs of the individual, team and organisation.
COLIN PURSER
COLIN PURSERHEAD OF PROGRAMME, PROJECTS & DELIVERY
Colin has overall responsibility for ensuring that all of SVGC’s projects are delivered to the highest standards. Specialising in the Air and ISTAR domains, he has recently supported several MOD project teams with the through-life management of key military equipment and capabilities.

JULIA CAMPBELL
JULIA CAMPBELLHEAD OF COMMERCIAL
Julia is responsible for all of the commercial aspects of the business with overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of the office and negotiation of all its contracts. She is an experienced and accomplished Commercial Manager with a successful track record in commercial and contract management and procurement, in both domestic and international markets. She works closely with all those concerned, bringing her experience to bear in the development of new contracts, often bring companies and teams together to find the best approach and solution for the client.
OLIVER HOUSEMAN
OLIVER HOUSEMANCHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
As CTO, Oliver is responsible for defining and communicating the strategic direction and business priorities for the development of our innovation and technology initiatives. Therefore, Oliver ensures that new digitally driven solutions and services are fully supported by the right architectures and systems. Oliver is establishing an evolving technology and data analytics community for the Company, and from this, identifying appropriate partnerships to develop and deliver new and enhanced solutions to offer in the digital marketplace. To support this, Oliver acts as SVGC’s innovation champion by identifying, monitoring and exploiting emerging opportunities from a range of innovation environments, such as techUK and the new HMG Defence and Security Accelerator.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

NAOMI THOMAS
NAOMI THOMASNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Naomi is an experienced Independent Director and Executive Team and Board Performance Coach. A former McKinsey Consultant, she has a strong track record in change management & Executive Leadership as well as over 15 years as a consultant to business and programme leaders in the Defence Industry.
She brings a wealth of commercial, strategic, customer relationship, coaching and Board effectiveness experience from her executive and non-executive career Well connected in a wide range of industries and experts, Naomi is able to bring a different perspectives and best practice to benefit SVGC and its customers.
DR CHRIS PARRY
DR CHRIS PARRYNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Chris Parry served as an aviator and warfare officer in the Royal Navy, with experience in combat, several operational commands and five senior policy appointments. After retiring as a Rear Admiral, he founded his own strategic forecasting company, advising governments, leading companies and banks about geo-political and strategic issues, future trends, disruptive technologies and systemic risk. As well as being an author and broadcaster, he is an internationally regarded expert on the maritime sector and all aspects of terrorism, criminality and illicit activity.