BAE Systems announces further developments of its organisational structure. The resultant structure recognises the changes in its business over the last two years, and the evolution of the business strategy.
This new structure will be more closely aligned to our business sector strategy with a clear focus on Air, Sea, Solutions and Support and C4ISR. The new structure recognises the growing importance of our North American activities, and improves resource deployment across the company," said John Weston, chief executive of BAE Systems.
Effective immediately, the new organisation's salient points are:
**BAE Systems plc Sir Charles Masefield is appointed Vice Chairman. He will increasingly move to a roving ambassador role, as he progressively hands over the running of the marketing operations. Mike Rouse is appointed as Group Marketing Director reporting to Sir Charles.
The composition of the Board of Directors is unchanged and remains as follows: --Executive Directors -Sir Richard Evans, Chairman -John Weston, Chief Executive -Michael Lester, Group Legal Director -Sir Charles Masefield, Vice Chairman -Steve Mogford, Chief Operating Officer -George Rose, Group Finance Director -Mike Turner, Chief Operating Officer
--Non-Executive Directors -Sir Robin Biggam -Professor Sue Birley -Keith Brown -Dr. Ulrich Cartellieri -Sir Ronald Hampel -Lord Hesketh -Paolo Scaroni
The company will be managed through three Chief Operating Officers (COO), reporting to the Chief Executive. In addition to Steve Mogford and Mike Turner, Mark Ronald is appointed COO, with responsibility for the North America business.
**BAE Systems North America, Mark Ronald, COO and President This appointment recognises the growing importance of our North American operations and the strategic value of our US government customers; as well as closer ties and co-operation between the US and UK governments. The organisation of the North America business remains unchanged.
**BAE Systems Programmes, Steve Mogford, COO. Reporting to Steve Mogford are: --BAE Systems Air Systems, Nigel Whitehead, Group Managing Director, includes Eurofighter, JSF, Nimrod, and Hawk. --BAE Systems Sea Systems, Brian Phillipson, Group Managing Director, includes the Marine business, Astute Submarine, Type 45 Destroyer, Export Shipbuilding, and Underwater Weapons --BAE Systems Customer Solutions and Support, Ian King, Group Managing Director, an important growth area for the company. --BAE Systems C4ISR (Command/Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance), Phill Blundell, Group Managing Director, focussed on key prime contracts in the UK. Centred on Communications and Defence Infrastructure, previously part of Avionics, includes TRACER/FRES, Skynet V (post selection), and Watchkeeper.
**BAE Systems Operational, Capital and Shared Services Businesses, Mike Turner, COO. Mike Turner manages the BAE Systems relationship with Airbus and is responsible for: --BAE Systems Avionics, Chris Geoghegan, Group Managing Director --BAE Systems International Partnerships, Stephen Henwood, Group Managing Director --BAE Systems Shared Services, Alastair Imrie, Group Managing Director --BAE Systems RO Defence, Clive Richardson, Managing Director --BAE Systems Aircraft Services Group, Mike O' Callaghan, Managing Director --BAE Systems Aerostructures, Dave Griffiths, Managing Director --BAE Systems Ventures, Managing Director tba --BAE Systems Capital Ltd, Terence Black, Managing Director --Future Carrier Prime Contract Office, Mark Kane, Managing Director
BAE Systems employs 120,000 people and has annual sales of around £12 billion. The company offers a global capability in air, sea, land and space with a world-class prime contracting ability supported by a range of key skills. BAE Systems designs and manufactures military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, space systems, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, guided weapon systems and a range of other defence products. BAE Systems is dedicated to making the intelligent connections needed to deliver innovative solutions.