14-17 September 2021, Excel London                       

Andrew Dixon


Andrew Dixon

Andrew Dixon

Managing Director, SVGC

Dr Andrew Dixon has over 25 years’ experience in the Defence industry, in both the public and private sector as a collaboration leader, chief engineer, programme director, chief consultant, change agent and as Managing Director of small Defence consultancy business.  Much of that time has been spent driving benefit from effective public and private sector collaboration for Defence Acquisition including roles within MOD Defence Equipment & Support organisation and a role as a former Director of Niteworks (MOD:Industry partnership). Andrew has been an original thought leader and was responsible for significant contributions to the implementation and embedding of Through Life Capability Management. A recognised Defence Acquisition expert, Andrew’s focus in recent years has been driving the agenda for information superiority for Defence Acquisition.

Andrew is also a Collaboration Leader and now chairs the Small Business Forum of the Institute of Collaborative Working (ICW). As Managing Director of SVGC, he designed and has implemented a collaboration “cluster” of 14 small businesses and is now championing this approach to achieve flexible, agile acquisition. Most recently, Andrew has been responsible for the transformation of Strategic Planning, Requirements Management, Acquisition change and Programme governance within the Defence Nuclear Organisation


  • DSEI showcases the best of British defence technology and innovation on the world stage. The UK Government looks forward to engaging with strategic partners, international delegations and pioneering defence companies on the global defence and security agenda.
    Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Minister for Defence Procurement
    UK MOD
  • I very much look forward to continuing my personal support to DSEI. It provides an excellent opportunity to explore the development of airpower capability, through engagement with the widest range of industry and international partners.
    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC MA RAF Chief of the Air Staff
    Royal Air Force
  • I much look forward to DSEI. We intend to build on the very positive experience as we construct the partnerships we need to deal with the complexity of the future operating environment
    General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen Chief of the Defence Staff
    Ministry of Defence
  • Once again the Royal Navy is proud to be at the vanguard of DSEI 2019 and I look forward to what I know will be a hugely beneficial opportunity for us all to explore maritime warfare development with so many partners from industry and academia, and with our counterparts from overseas.
    Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
    Royal Navy
  • DSEI is a highlight within the defence calendar, I use it to find out what the most recent developments are in every technological area affecting for defence. Without DSEI I fear this sort of interaction, information exchange and knowledge of developments across all domains would be lost. DSEI is an invaluable international biannual event .
    Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP, Chairman, House of Commons Defence Select Committee
    UK Parliament
  • DSEI is a fantastic showcase for defence companies where international buyers, sellers, developers, thinkers, educators and the trainers can all get together. The UK defence industry is looking to recruit more engineers, scientists and developers into 200,000 jobs and up to 10,000 apprentices within UK defence companies. DSEI is an excellent tool to highlight the challenges the industry face as well as showcase its capabilities domestically and overseas.
    James Gray MP, House of Commons Defence Committee
    UK Parliament

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