Nigel Whitehead
Group Managing Director, Programmes & Support, BAE Systems

Nigel was appointed Group Managing Director of Programmes & Support at BAE Systems in 2008. He is responsible for BAE Systems’ UK businesses in the maritime, military air and security domains, which deliver a £6bn turnover in predominantly engineering and manufacturing in the defence and security markets.

Previously Nigel was Group Managing Director of the Military Air Solutions business. He has been active in the defence and security sectors for 27 years.

Before joining BAE, Nigel worked for Rolls-Royce for four years as a production engineering apprentice and graduated in mechanical engineering. He holds a number of external roles and is a Chartered Engineer, a Commissioner for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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