4-5 June 2024

Manchester Central


Angela Essel

Senior Account Director MoD. Thales UK

Speaker profile

Angela is an exceptional leader with trusted relationships with the private sector, experience of working for government and demonstrable experience in successfully delivering projects that shows how Government and Industry can work in partnership for National Security.

She is a talented strategic leader that has managed unique and diverse teams, unpacking cross cutting government problems, breaking down barriers, creating collaborations that have transformed security and defence practices deemed unchangeable.

In 2019, Angela became the Head of the  Home offices Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC) and built the JSARC brand to be a recognised leader for industry engagement.  Angela has showcased the UK’s best security and resilience solutions both domestically and internationally. As well working for the Home office Angela is also now the Chairwoman of the International Security Expo | 24-25 September 2024

In 2023, Angela took a brave move and transitioned into the private sector, to the Senior Account Director for the MoD – Thales.  In this role Angela acts as the key interlocker between Thales UK and its largest customer.  Maintaining good relationship and driving products and capabilities that meets the demanding needs of today.


Tuesday 04 June


11:40 - 12:10   |   Women in Business & Tech Theatre

Steps to Success: Ascending the career ladder and leaving behind a trailblazing legacy

Angela Essel

Senior Account Director MoD,
Thales UK



4-5 June 2024

Manchester Central


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ExCel London