Mr Andrew Seedhouse
Mr Seedhouse joined DST after a long and distinguished career at the Defence Science and Techology Laboratory (Dstl) in the United Kingdom.
At Dstl, Mr Seedhouse held a number of positions, most recently as Innovation Lead and Head of the Centre for Defence Enterprise.
As Innovation Lead, Mr Seedhouse was responsible for planning Dstl’s defence and security innovation activities and championing innovation development. He worked with Ministry of Defence Headquarter to develop a new innovation environment, helping to deliver the objectives of the government’s Strategic Defence and Security Review.
As the Head of the Centre for Defence Enterprise, Mr Seedhouse engaged with small to medium enterprises in support of the Government’s Small Business Research Initiative. During this time, he acted as a Director for the Rainbow Seed Fund investing in small businesses, creating high value science and technology (S&T) jobs and increasing UK exports.
From 2015 to 2016, Mr Seedhouse was Dstl’s Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he championed S&T in Defence and supported the development of S&T capability to meet the future demands.
Prior to this, Mr Seedhouse spent 18 years providing leadership to three Dstl departments, setting S&T strategy, developing investment plans, and engaging with industrial, academia, and international agencies.
He has 28 years’ experience in Intelligence Surveillance Targeting and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) and is the Executive Chair of The Technology Cooperation Programme (TTCP) ISTAR Group, leading the ISTAR programmes on behalf of United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.