Cathy O’Carroll.

Global Campaign Director for Test and Evaluation.

Cathy has been working in the defence industry for 35 years and is currently Global Campaign Director for Integrated Test & Evaluation (T&E) at QinetiQ.  Since 2014, Cathy has led the reshaping of the 25 year, Long Term Partnering Agreement (LTPA) contract to deliver T&E and Training Support Services capability to the UK MOD. Under this contract, QinetiQ manages 15 core MOD owned T&E sites and is responsible for providing T&E and Training Support services, maintaining associated equipment, land and buildings and delivering an investment programme to ensure that the capability is developed to meet UK MOD’s evolving needs. QinetiQ is the largest European commercial provider of independent Test & Evaluation Services for defence, and as Global Campaign Director, Cathy has responsibility for defining, shaping and delivering QinetiQ’s global strategy for T&E, including designing and enabling integrated environments for complex experimentation, T&E, training and tactical development.