The key aspects of the governance structure are described below.
Comprising senior stakeholders from DGA, Dstl and MBDA, the Steering Board (SB) provides strategic oversight and direction to the CW ITP.
Programme Manager – Future Kinetic Effects and Weapons
Responsable du pôle Missiles Armes et munitioNs (MAN)
Future Systems Director
As Director of Future Systems projects in MBDA this role provides the CW ITP Steering Board with a key view on value and exploitation potential of research proposals under the CW ITP, as well as existing and emergent Missile Technology needs.
The Management Team (MT) comprises Programme and Technical representatives from DGA, Dstl and MBDA. Whilst MBDA deliver the CW ITP on behalf of the DGA & Dstl, joint management activities and decisions are be taken by the Management Team.
CW ITP Project Manager
Responsible for providing the programme management oversight of the CW ITP for Dstl, ensuring the programme office is meetings it performance metrics, and achieving on time on cost delivery.
CW ITP Technical Manager
Responsible for the technical oversight of the CW ITP for Dstl, informing the research strategy and ensuring alignment with UK priorities and needs. Providing assessment and the selection of projects proposals and reviewing the quality of the research delivered..
CW ITP Project Manager
Responsible for providing the programme management oversight of the CW ITP for DGA, ensuring the programme office is meeting its performance metrics, and achieving on time on cost delivery.
CW ITP Technical Manger
Responsible for the technical oversight of the CW ITP for DGA, informing the research strategy and ensuring alignment with French priorities and needs. Providing assessment and the selection of projects proposals and reviewing the quality of the research delivered.
The Programme Office (PO) is the MBDA technical, commercial and programme team that discharges the delivery of the CW ITP programme.
Head of the CW ITP Programme
Edward Dodwell has worked in the Defence and Aerospace industry for 15 years across a broad range of roles, and is a specialist in systems and mechanical engineering. He has led a number of UK concept and research programmes, delivered the MBDA Concept Visions programme to the Le Bourget Air Show in 2015, and was the Chief Systems Engineer for the UK’s first Laser Directed Energy programme.
Edward has always had a passion and commitment to Innovation in Defence to ensure European defence capability remains cutting edge, and hopes to advance this through his leadership of the CW ITP.
Deputy Head of the CW ITP Programme
Julien has been working as Safety & Reliability specialist for several industrial companies before joining MBDA France 13 years ago.
He has been working on several programmes as Safety & Reliability specialist in MBDA, then as Head of the Safety & Reliability Department in MBDA France before joining the ITP Programme.
CW ITP Programme Manager
Roanne Perrin has also worked in a broad range of roles within the Defence and Aerospace industry over the past 10 years including manufacturing leader for nuclear reactors (submarines), technology leader for aerospace composite research & project manager at the Ministry of Defence.
Utilizing this background, Roanne will endeavour to strike the right balance between freedom of innovation & on time delivery of ITP research within the framework to further the European defence capability.