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Our Culture

Our Values

At UKDSC we are united in our mission to drive export-led growth and our values are the foundation of our culture. We firmly believe that our people are the driving force behind our success.

Our team is made up of individuals with a diverse range of professional experiences, each bringing their unique skills and perspectives to the organisation.


We are trusted by our customers. Trusted to deliver excellence. Trusted to be impartial with no political or business agenda.


Integrity is our guiding principle. With a commitment to honesty, ethics, and transparency, we uphold the highest standards, ensuring excellence and reliability in all endeavours.


Our ethos is centred around impartiality. We operate firmly in the pre-competitive sphere. Our steadfast commitment to integrity guarantees that impartiality guides every decision, nurturing trust, equity, and innovation throughout our business practices.

Our people

Chris Nunn
Chief Executive – Interim

Jason Watson-Massey
Executive Director, Prosperity Innovation & Capability

Jeremy Northeast
Executive Director, Business Operations

Nicki Gabelle
Assistant Director, International Engagement

Roger Tidswell
Assistant Director, Innovation & Capability

Dave Hewer
Assistant Director, International Markets

Daniel Cole
Senior Finance & Operations Manager

Alistair Castle
Head of International Engagement

UKDSC offers a unique opportunity for a secondment at the heart of the defence ecosystem.
Our secondees rate their time with us highly with many stating it accelerated their career.

Our behaviours are a direct reflection of our values, as they guide how we interact and work together, prioritising collaboration, agility and quality. This creates an environment that fosters innovation and ensures the success of our team.


Collaboration is central to the way we work together, both as a team and with our international partners, actively seeking feedback, valuing diverse perspectives and working together towards common goals.


We are responsive to the dynamic environment we operate in. As a small agile organisation, our strength allows us to adapt quickly to the ever-changing geopolitical landscape.


Combining the collective knowledge of industry, government and academia, utilising evidence-based analysis and proven methods.