Doug has spent the last 20 years in and around the world of defense and security, operating in senior roles at private sector businesses providing engineering and technology services, including for the MoD, the intelligence services and related agencies.
Doug has been on the executive boards of VT Group plc (now Babcock International plc) and Arqiva, the terrestrial TV, radio and wireless communications infrastructure provider.
Immediately prior to joining Dstl, Doug was the interim Chief Operating Officer of FCO Services, a trading fund, owned by the FCO.
Doug is married with three children. He enjoys all sports, especially those with bats and balls. He can also be occasionally seen in lycra on a bicycle.