The Defence Electronics and Components Agency Board provides support and constructive challenge to the Executive Management Board.

Alex Jablonowski

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Alex has been an independent board member and chair, mainly in government, for over 10 years. Previously, Alex served 30 years with Barclays both in the UK and overseas in France, Germany, Korea and Egypt and is co-author of “The Art of Better Retail Banking”.

As a government non-executive director, he has served on the boards of the Veterans Agency, Highways Agency, VOSA, Office of National Statistics, House of Commons and the Supreme Court.

Alex chaired the Defence Support Group Trading Fund Board until the sale of the Trading Fund to Babcock on 1 April 2015. He is currently a non-executive director on the boards of the Valuation Office Agency, Maritime Coastguard Agency and Wilton Park as well as chairing a small software company.

Elliot Brinkworth

Departmental Non-Executive Director

Elliot Brinkworth is the Head of Business Strategy and Governance in the Ministry of Defence - a post he has held since January 2016. Elliot joined the Ministry of Defence in 1995 as a Student Engineer and on completion of his graduate training, joined the Defence Procurement Agency working within aircraft data link systems.

Elliot led the Programme Management Office for the Head Office Streamlining programme, delivering a 25% reduction in the department’s London headcount and moved to Business Strategy and Governance in 2010 delivering a series of organisational reviews that culminated in the successful sale of the Government Pipeline and Storage System in 2015

Peter Shortt

Independent Non-Executive Director

Peter is an experienced venture capitalist and corporate financier and has spent the last 9 years working within government on a range of corporate finance, governance, commercial and strategy issues.

In 2007 Peter joined the Shareholder Executive, part of the UK government responsible for managing its interest in a number of commercial operations from the Royal Mail to the Met Office.

In 2012 he moved to the Ministry of Defence as Head of Business Governance and Strategy to lead on the sale of 3 defence assets: Marchwood Military Port, the Government Pipeline and Storage System and the Defence Support Group which was his primary focus during his last year with the department.

Tim Walton

Independent Non-Executive Director

Tim is an independent consultant and non-executive board director. He is an Independent Member of the Referrals Panel of the Single Source Regulations Office and is a Member of the Standards Policy and Strategy Committee of British Standards Institution Group. He has worked previously on private and public sector boards including NHS Direct, Highways Agency, Accent Group and the Operating Committee at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Tim has 30 years’ experience in commercial, operations and technology executive roles mainly with Rolls-Royce but also with Arup and CH2M Hill. Trained as a Metallurgist, he has an MBA and is both a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.