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Last Updated: 8 Apr 2014

The current membership of the Defence, Press and Broadcasting Advisory Committee is as follows:

Chair

 
 PUS
Name:
Jon Thompson

Organisation:
Permanent Under Secretary of State
Ministry of Defence

Vice-Chair, and Chair Media Side

Simon Bucks
Name:
Simon Bucks

Organisation:
Associate Editor Sky News

Nominated By...
British Sky Broadcasting

Government Members

Name:

Organisation:

Peter Watkins

Director General Security Policy 
Ministry of Defence

Laurie Bristow
Director for National Security
Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Mark Sedwill Permanent Secretary
Home Office

Paddy McGuinness Deputy National Security Adviser for
Security, Intelligence, and Resilience
Cabinet Office

Press and Broadcasting Members

Name:

Organisation:

Nominated By...

John Battle Head of Compliance
Independent Television News
ITN
Paul Johnson Deputy Editor
Guardian News and Media
NPA
Charles Garside Assistant Editor
Daily Mail
NPA
James Green Director
IHS - Jane's News & Analysis  
PPA
Jonathan Grun Editor
The Press Association
PA
David Higgerson Digital Publishing Director
Trinity Mirror Regionals
NS
Michael Jermey Director of News, Current Affairs and Sport
ITV
ITV
David Jordan Director of Editorial Policy and Standards
BBC
BBC
Ursula Mackenzie Chief Executive Officer & Publisher
Little Brown Book Group
(B)PA
James MacManus Executive Director
News UK
NPA
Geoff Martin Editor
Ham & High  
NS
Barry McIlheney Chief Executive
Professional Publishers Association
PPA
Bob Satchwell Executive Director
Society of Editors
SoE
Richard Walker Editor
Sunday Herald
SNS



Secretary

Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Vallance
Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Vallance CB OBE (click here to contact)

First Deputy Secretary

Air Commodore David Adams
Air Commodore David Adams

Second Deputy Secretary

Geoffrey
Brigadier Geoffrey Dodds

 

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