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Welcome to the website of the Defence and Security Media Advisory (DSMA) Committee

The Committee

The current membership of the Defence and Security Media Advisory Committee is as follows:


Dominic Wilson
Director General Security Policy
Ministry of Defence


Vice-Chairs (Chairs of Media Side)

John Battle
Head of Compliance ITN



Ian Murray
Executive Director, Society of Editors



Government Members

Graeme BiggarDirector National Security, Home Office
Simon ShercliffDirector for National Security
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Madeleine AlessandriDeputy National Security Adviser, Cabinet Office
Paul WyattDirector National Security, Ministry of Defence

Media Members

NameOrganisationNominated By
Laura AdamsEditorial Director, ArchantNMA
Jess BrammarHead of News, Huffington PostChair and Vice-Chairs
Peter CliftonEditor, Press AssociationPress Association
Joe FayGroup Editor
The Register
Chair and Vice-Chairs
Charles GarsideAssistant Editor
Daily Mail
James GreenDirector
IHS - Jane's News & Analysis
Jane’s by IHS Markit
David HiggersonDigital Publishing Director
Trinity Mirror Regionals
Michael JermeyDirector of News, Current Affairs and Sport
David JordanDirector of Editorial Policy and Standards
John McLellanDirector,
Scottish Newspaper Society
Owen MeredithManaging Director,
Professional Publishers Association
Charles RedmayneChief Executive Officer
Harper Collins UK
Craig TregurthaManaging Editor The Times and Sunday TimesNPA
Sarah WhiteheadDeputy Head of News Gathering,
Sky News
Sky TV


Brigadier Geoffrey Dodds OBE

Find out more about the DSMA Secretary 


First Deputy Secretary

Air Commodore David Adams



Second Deputy Secretary

Group Captain John Alexander



PA to Secretary

Geetha Kanagarajah