The Future of Defence: How Leonardo is leading the charge

11 December 2023

Have you ever wanted to be part of a team that’s on a mission to revolutionise the entire defence industry? If that sounds like something you’d be interested in, we have spoken to Leonardo UK’s Director of Digital, Gareth, a former RAF pilot, who recounts his amazing career journey from his early days in the Air Force, to pioneering digital transformation in the defence industry.

Tell us about your journey from the Air Force to becoming the Director of Digital at Leonardo. Why did a career in tech stand out to you?
You lead the team that is implementing Leonardo UK’s digital transformation (and are the first major defence contractor in the UK to migrate key applications to the secure cloud). How do you foresee this influencing other companies in the sector?
Tell us some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced whilst at Leonardo
Tell us about the diversity you hope to bring into the industry and why it’s so important
As a reservist, how do you balance your duties, as well as your role at Leonardo?
Are there any misconceptions about working in the defence industry, and how does Leonardo address these?
What makes Leonardo stand out from other defence companies?