MOD Director of Defense Innovation Clare Cameron joins Plowshare Board


Plowshare, the company that finds new and inspiring uses for government inventions, is pleased to announce the appointment of defense innovation leader Clare Cameron to its Board of Directors.

Clare is Director of Defense Innovation at the Ministry of Defense (MOD), responsible for leading its innovation efforts, and was previously Deputy Director of Defense in the Cabinet Office National Security Secretariat. She joins Plowshare as a non-executive director.

Simon Devonshire OBE, Chairman of the Board of Plowshare, said:

Clare’s experience and expertise in defense innovation makes her an ideal candidate for Plowshare, in support of our mission to maximize the potential of technology developed across government departments to benefit of the society. We are delighted to welcome him to the Board at a pivotal time in Plowshare’s growth.

Commenting on her appointment, Clare said: “I am delighted to be joining Plowshare at an exciting time as it attracts significant investment and strengthens relationships with departments across government. Plowshare plays a vital and growing role in unlocking economic growth through the commercialization of public sector innovation and as a non-executive director, I look forward to being a part of this important work.

Hetti Barkworth-Nanton, CEO of Plowshare, said:

Clare’s insight and experience at the forefront of defense innovation will be invaluable to the Plowshare Board as we deliver our ambitious 10-year strategy. Together we will fulfill our mission to maximize the potential of technology developed from government research, creating hundreds of exciting new businesses to support the UK economy and society.

Plowshare, 100% owned by the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory, has access to a wide range of technologies developed by leading scientists and engineers from the Ministry of Defense (MOD) and the government at large.

Since its creation in 2005, it has authorized more than 140 innovative technologies and created more than 400 jobs.


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