About Me


David Wookey


With 10 years’ experience as part of the Wassenaar Arrangement Experts Group drafting the control text wording, 12 years in MoD as a case assessor and three years as an independent consultant, I bring my 34-year Civil Service knowledge to its full use in advising you on best practice.

In my last role with the Ministry of Defence, where I was in post for 12 years,  I was responsible for providing Technical Security advice on Export Licence Applications and Release of Military Information Applications (F680s) and provision of Private Venture Technical Security Grading as follows:

  • I provided Security Grading advice (provision of protective marking levels) to companies for Private Venture defence-related items;
  • I advised companies on technical security matters as part of BIS (formerly BERR and DTI) Compliance Visits and at awareness visits;
  • I gave briefings and lectures on MoD requirements for Export Licensing and release of military information;
  • I represented the UK on the Wassenaar Arrangement for Export Control on Military List Goods - this involved attending overseas meetings three times a year with 39 other nations, deciding on changes to Export Control Legislation;
  • I advised UK Border Agency and HMRC on export controlled items at point of export and assisting in prosecutions.

On short-term attachment to the DTI (now DIT) Export Control Organisation, I was responsible for the “Rating” of export licences against current legislation. I was also responsible for the drafting of Open Individual Licences and sitting as a representative of the Technologies Unit on inter-departmental working groups on Open Individual Licences.

On retirement I was elected as an Executive Committee member of EGADD (Export Group for Aerospace, Defence and Dual Use) and served for 6 years. I am now serving on the Compliance and Policy sub committee.

I am part of the editorial board for Content Enablers, a company providing Computer Based Exprot Control Training globally, providing UK biased information for their courses.