Chairman


Appointed: June 2008 as a Non-Executive Director and November 2008 as Chairman
 
Tenure: 11 years

Nationality: British

Experience:
Mike brings extensive aerospace and defence industry experience.

External appointments:
Mike is a member of the UK Government’s Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network.

Previous roles:
He was a Non-Executive Director of Barclays PLC until 2 May 2019 and formerly Chairman of GKN PLC and the UK Defence Industries Council (DIC), Chief Executive of BAE Systems PLC 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.