Dr Sally Howes

Member of the Information Technology Policy Panel

Sally Howes

Dr Sally Howes has been a member of the IET Information Technology Policy Panel since June 2012.

Sally's career began in Logica Space and Defence Systems, developing real time systems.  She left to start-up a technology consultancy (SME) business with two colleagues, which undertook a mix of policy, strategy, software and hardware development for major international clients in the space, defence, broadcasting and communications sectors.  In addition to consulting, Sally was initially Commercial Director and then became Managing Director. 

After 12 years, she moved on to become the Director General of the Society of British Aerospace Companies (now ADS).  During 4 years leading this national trade association she delivered a fast paced business transformation programme, was responsible for Farnborough Air Shows in 2004 and 2006 and represented the UK aerospace and defence industry with Government. 

Sally worked for 2 years in MOD as Director Commercial Services and for 6 years at the National Audit Office. Her role in the NAO was to provide leadership and direction to the NAO’s work for Parliament evaluating how well major IT projects and associated business change programmes are implemented to deliver value for money.

Since July 2016 she resumed consulting for a range of clients in the areas of digital transformation and cyber security.