Royal Navy officer nominated for top technology award

Naval officer Roxane Heaton
Naval officer Roxane Heaton
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NAVAL officer Roxane Heaton has been nominated for an award for using technology to improve methods of working.

Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander Heaton is a finalist in the 2015 FDM Everywoman in Technology Award which puts the spotlight on the most talented women in the technology industry.

The 33-year-old, from Lee-on-the-Solent, has been recognised for her work in developing technology and digital content that supports training and operations.

Lt Cdr Heaton, pictured, has been nominated in the Innovator of the Year category after several rounds of short-listing.

She said: ‘I’m honoured to be considered alongside so many inspirational women, from start-up companies to dotcom developers, all shaping business change for the more innovative use of technology.

‘The range of women recognised by these awards should inspire and motivate others within the field of science, technology, engineering and maths while also identifying the wide-reaching opportunities for technology-related roles within the Royal Navy to deliver operational benefit.’

The ceremony is on Tuesday, March 17.

The Second Sea Lord, Vice-Admiral Sir David Steel, said: ‘I am thrilled to hear that Roxane has been short-listed for this award.

‘She is the epitome of women serving in the Royal Navy today: inspirational, motivated and also highly intelligent.’