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The D Group offers different membership options to best suit your organisation’s needs:
  • Corporate Membership
  • Emerging Growth Companies Membership
  • Working Group Membership
To apply for membership or discuss which option would best meet your requirements, please get in touch with Robin MacKenzie.

Previous Briefing:

The Challenges of 2020

Lord Mark Sedwill
Cabinet Secretary & Head of the Civil Service and National Security Adviser

Previous Briefing:

Implications Of The US Mid-Term Elections On The Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy

Dr Karin Von Hippel
Director-General, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

The sectors and markets we operate in

While The D Group is sector agnostic, we choose focus areas each year that are critical to our Members' success. Our Working Groups provide a mutually beneficial environment for the public and private sector to work together on issues of vital importance to the UK’s prosperity.

Our Thematic Working Group Terms of Reference for 2021 are:
National Security Working Group
To consider UK national security through a Fusion Doctrine lens including all instruments of national strategy – security, defence, foreign and development policy. We regularly submit written evidence to the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy and produce our own reports and articles on national security affairs.
Infrastructure Working Group
To work closely with the Infrastructure & Project Authority (IPA) within the Cabinet Office in shaping thinking in Government on delivering its national infrastructure strategy. It provides a public-private collaborative forum for sharing knowledge, experience and opportunities to enhance success for its members.
Space Working Group
To strengthen existing institutions which advocate for the sector, encourage closer collaboration between government and industry, and to learn from the experiences of other sectors (transport, infrastructure, and defence) in managing complex government programmes. Its findings will be presented to multiple Parliamentary Committees in partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Space.
Net Zero Working Group
To consider the business implications of UK’s vital drive towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It brings together key actors from the public and private sectors for the simple goals of facilitating information sharing and shaping strategic development. The focus will be on better understanding the of the recent raft of legislation and the upcoming COP26.

As the UK grows its way out of recent challenges, the D Group's ability to assemble helpful and committed private sector enterprise is exactly what will be needed.

Lord Sedwill • Former Cabinet Secretary and National Security Adviser.
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