Chairman


Appointed: June 2008 as a Non-Executive Director and November 2008 as Chairman
 
Tenure: 10 years

Nationality: British

Experience:
Mike brings extensive aerospace and defence industry experience.

External appointments:
He was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Barclays PLC on 1 January 2018. He is a member of the UK Government’s Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network.

Previous roles:
Mike was Chairman of GKN plc until April 2018. He was formerly Chief Executive of BAE Systems plc, Chairman of the UK Defence Industries Council (DIC) and a Non-Executive Director of Lazard Limited.

Qualifications:
Whilst working for Hawker Siddeley Aviation, as an undergraduate Commercial Apprentice, he gained a BA Honours degree from Manchester Metropolitan. He has honorary degrees from Manchester Metropolitan, Cranfield and Loughborough universities.