Dr Richard Drake

Chief Technology Officer

Dr Richard Drake - Chief Technology Officer


Executive Committee July 2022


Dr Richard Drake is Babcock’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and has overarching responsibility for driving Babcock’s technology strategy. Richard joined Babcock in 2007 as a Chief Engineer, and subsequently became Engineering Director of Mission Systems. He was appointed Managing Director of the Mission Systems business unit in 2018, leading the business through a significant growth period. He brings with him extensive industrial experience across defence, aerospace and nuclear alongside transformation, cultural change and business growth. Prior to joining Babcock, Richard has worked at Airbus and Weir Strachan & Henshaw.


Richard is a Chartered Engineer, holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Bath University ,is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme.