The Government has today announced the appointment of Gavin Williamson as Secretary of State for Defence. ADS welcomes his appointment and looks forward to working with him on the defence and security challenges facing the UK.

ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said:

“I congratulate Gavin Williamson on his appointment as Secretary of State for Defence and look forward to working with him.

“The UK’s world-class defence and security industry is a national success story, working with the Government to respond to the rapidly evolving and complex international threats we face.

“Government commitments to boost industrial strategy, support defence exports and develop a closer relationship with the defence sector can deliver better long-term value for taxpayers, a more secure nation and rising prosperity.

“Industry stands ready to work with the new Defence Secretary on these challenges in the years ahead.”