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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:



Paul Wyatt
Paul Wyatt

Director General Security Policy
Ministry of Defence


Vice-Chair (Chair of the Media Side)

John Battle KC (Hon)
Head of Legal and Compliance, ITN



Official Members

Matthew CollinsDeputy National Security Adviser, Cabinet Office
Chris RamplingDirector National Security at The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Jonathan SinclairDirector National Security, The Home Office
Gareth MartinDirector National Security, The Ministry of Defence

Media Members

NameOrganisationNominated By
Dawn AlfordExecutive Director
Society of Editors
Society of Editors
Natasha AnkuPolicy & Public Affairs Executive, PPAPPA
Ian BrunskillAssociate Editor, The Times & Sunday TimesNMA
Peter CliftonEditor
Press Association
Press Association
David DillonEditor
Mail on Sunday
Joe FayFreelanceChair and Vice-Chair
James GreenDirector
David HiggersonDigital Publishing Director
Trinity Mirror Regionals
Michael JermeyDirector of News, Current Affairs and Sport
David JordanDirector of Editorial Policy and Standards
Paul KunertEditor, The RegisterChair and Vice-Chair
Ben LowryEditor, Belfast News LetterNMA
John McLellanDirector,
Scottish Newspaper Society
Lisa MitchellDirector Editorial Content, BFBSChair and Vice-Chair
Charles RedmayneChief Executive Officer
Harper Collins UK
The Publishers Association
Sayra TekinLegal Director, NMANMA
Sarah WhiteheadDirector Newsgathering & Operations, Sky NewsSky TV
Eilidh WilsonPolicy & Public Affairs Manager, PPAProfessional Publishers Association
Robert WinnettDeputy Editor
The Daily Telegraph
Joy YatesEditor Newsquest, North CumbriaNMA


Brigadier Geoffrey Dodds OBE

Find out more about the DSMA Secretary 



First Deputy Secretary

Captain Jon Perkins RN




Second Deputy Secretary

Lieutenant Commander Stephen Dudley RN





PA to Secretary

Geetha Kanagarajah