Feb 142019

Chair - Defence Electronics & Components Agency Board

Body: DECA
Appointing Department: Ministry of Defence
Sectors: Defence, Science & Technology
Location: Sealand, North Wales
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £22,500 per annum
Time Requirements: 30 days per annum
Closing Date: 11/03/2019

Vacancy Description

The Defence Electronics and Components Agency (DECA) is an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), whose world-class workforce is proud to provide Defence with long-term agile sovereign capability. It delivers maintenance, repair, overhaul, upgrade and obsolescence management services for a range of avionic and electronic equipment. Run along commercial lines, it also grows profitable business streams through the supply of electronics components products and services to its customers, the Army, Navy, RAF, Defence Equipment & Support (DES) and industry.

The current Chair is standing down after four years’ successful stewardship of this complex organisation and a successor is now being sought to continue leading the Board in overseeing its important delivery programme and in transforming the organisation’s capabilities. Sustainable change – business and culture – will be key to success both in the here-and-now and in the longer term to ensure we deliver effectively for our customers. The operating site at Sealand is set to become a global repair hub for the cutting-edge F-35 aircraft, and we have successfully grown our relationships with Welsh Government and the Deeside Enterprise Zone Board to create skilled, high value jobs. The new Chair will guide, support and challenge the strategic direction of the Agency at an exciting juncture in its history, contributing simultaneously both to the nation’s defence and to the prosperity agenda.

Person Specification

You are an experienced non-executive with an excellent track record delivering high value programmes and considerable experience handling complex commercial issues, ideally joint ventures. Resilience and possessed of first-rate integrity, you will be comfortable and credible representing this organisation at the highest levels and bring excellent understanding of corporate governance too. Your enthusiasm, commitment and credentials will be inspirational to our workforce as we continue to deliver and develop the business and deliver for our customers.

Additional Information

This position requires security clearance; applicants must be willing to undergo security checks if they do not already hold this level of clearance. The length of term is for 3 years subject to satisfactory performance.

How to Apply

For further information about this role and to find out how to apply please visit https://www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe50009/chair-of-deca/ If you would like to have an informal conversation about the position please contact Mark Turner on 020 7426 3983.


This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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