Shata Shetty, Deputy Director, European Leadership Network
Shatabhisha Shetty is the Deputy Director and co-founder of the European Leadership Network (ELN).
Shata also runs the British cross-party parliamentary group, the Top Level Group for UK Parliamentarians for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, comprised of nearly all the former Foreign and Defence Secretaries, Chief of Defence Staff and key British diplomats from the last twenty years of British politics.
Prior to this role, she worked in the in the Nuclear Analysis Program at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI); was a Communications Officer for two Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) and worked for Lord Browne of Ladyton, former British Secretary of State for Defence, during his time as a Member of Parliament. Shata has also worked as a Parliamentary Assistant for the British Council and at the European Commission in the Information Society and Media Directorate General (DG CONNECT). She has a Masters from University College London in International Public Policy and Bachelors of Science with Honours in Computer Science from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.
Shata's specialties include nuclear non proliferation and disarmament issues, British and European defence and security policy. She has briefed the UK Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy, completed the United States Department program - the International Visitors Leadership Program - and has participated in a number of international meetings and conferences.
Outside of her professional commitments Shata co-founded and co-chairs the UK Branch of Women in International Security (WIIS), a forum dedicated to advance the leadership and professional development of women in interantional peace and security.
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