A|D|S, the UK’s AeroSpace, Defence and Security trade organisation, has announced a new president and two sector vice presidents.
The new president of ADS is Peter Rogers, chief executive of Babcock plc.
The sector vice presidents are: for Aerospace, Marcus Bryson, chief executive of GKN; for Defence, Dr Sandy Wilson, president and managing director of General Dynamics UK; for Security, Stephen Phipson CBE, president of Smiths Detection Group Ltd; for Space, Richard Peckham, Business Development Director of EADS Astrium.
Aerospace and defence trade body ADS represents industries that make up over 20% of the UK’s advanced engineering and manufacturing sectors.
Peter Rogers and his vice presidents will begin their new jobs on January 1st, 2011.
Ian Godden, chairman of ADS, said: “Our four sectors employ over half a million people across the whole country and we are a crucial contributor to the Government’s ambitious plans for the UK to earn its way in the world through strong exports. I am pleased to welcome Peter and his vice presidents into their roles to lead more than 900 member companies as we seek to fulfil this ambition and expand their interests in UK target markets in countries such as Brazil, China, India and Russia to complement our successes in North America, Europe and Japan.”