Nigel Whitehead

Group Managing Director, BAE Systems

Appointed Group Managing Director of Programmes & Support in 2008, Nigel has responsibility for some of the UK’s largest engineering, manufacturing and support services programmes.

Previously Nigel was Group Managing Director of the Military Air Solutions business, during which time he was also a Supervisory Board Member of Eurofighter GmbH. Nigel has been active in the defence and security sectors for 27 years, including design, development, production and support programmes in the UK, Sweden and Australia.

Before joining the Company as an aerodynamicist, Nigel worked for Rolls-Royce for four years as a production engineering apprentice and graduated in mechanical engineering. Nigel is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.