Deputy Director – Geospatial Commission, Head of Science and Engineering Profession Cabinet Office
Owen is Deputy Director, Implementation for the Geospatial
Commission – responsible for delivering the set of programmes and interventions
required to unlock the value from the UK’s geospatial data. He is the Portfolio Director for the
Commission, and SRO for specific elements of the Portfolio. As the Cabinet Office’s Head of Profession
for Science and Engineering, he is responsible for championing the Profession
and ensuring it meets the needs of scientists and engineers in the Cabinet
Prior to this role in the Commission, he was an Assistant
Director in the Civil Contingencies Secretariat in the Cabinet Office. The Secretariat ensures the UK is planning
for, preventing where possible, able to respond to and recover from any natural
hazards or man-made threats. While there
he led teams responsible for short-term horizon scanning and managing the UK
Government’s central crisis management response functions (COBR), international
engagement with bilateral and multilateral partners, and a network of resilience
advisers based in UK Embassies overseas.
He has also served as a Deputy Director in the Northern
Ireland Office responsible for the legacy of the Troubles, as the Private
Secretary to the Deputy National Security Adviser, and has had other roles in
defence sales and in the Government Office for Science. Prior to joining the Civil Service he was a
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