Tony was appointed to the Board of Directors on 1 December 2016, serving initially as Chief Operating Officer and becoming Chief Executive on 1 January 2018. Tony has over 30 years’ experience in the aerospace sector.
Prior to Meggitt, Tony spent 15 years at Rolls-Royce, serving latterly as President of Aerospace (2013-2016). He joined Rolls-Royce in 2001 as the Director of Operations for Defence Aerospace (2001-2003). Subsequent roles included: Managing Director, Defence Aerospace (2004-2006); Chief Operating Officer and Deputy President, Civil Aerospace (2006-2008); President, Services (2009-2011); President, Marine (2012-2013).
Tony began his career at Messier-Dowty (1984 – 2000) where he held a variety of management roles, most notably Vice-President Manufacturing (1995-1997) and Vice-President Operations (1998-2000); both of which were based in Canada.
Tony has lived and worked in the UK, France and Canada. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society; a Fellow of the Association of Project Management and in 2015 was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science by Cranfield University.
BA Engineering, Open University
Louisa joined Meggitt in October 2018 as Chief Financial Officer Designate prior to taking up the role of Chief Financial Officer on 1 January 2019.
Louisa’s most recent role was as Group Finance Director of Victrex, a FTSE-250 industrial polymers group focused on several strategic markets including aerospace and energy. Prior to that, she has extensive experience in senior financial roles at companies including the Financial Times Group, GE and GlaxoSmithKline.
Philip joined Meggitt in 1994 and was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2001. Philip has been central to helping the Group evolve from a relatively small conglomerate into an integrated, global engineering leader.
In a succession of leadership roles he has ensured that Meggitt has grown in scale and corporate maturity based on clear-cut ethical principles and practice, with high levels of integrity in all business relationships. Today, the Group continues a zero-tolerance policy for anything other than the fair and honest conduct of business, in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations worldwide.
Philip’s contributions include the development of a strong global legal function; expansion of the influence and responsibilities of the company secretarial department; implementation of an industry-leading trade compliance function and robust ethics programme; revitalisation of government relations activities in the United States; and the on-going professionalisation of Meggitt’s commercial function.
Under his leadership, a Group-wide health, safety and environment (HSE) function was established to continuously improve our safety culture and performance, supporting the efforts of facility-based HSE activities. With HSE embedded in our day-to-day operations, responsibility was handed over to our Group Operations Director.
Before Meggitt, Philip spent 14 years at British Aerospace in various company secretarial roles.
Philip will retire from the Board and Executive Committee with effect from 31 December 2019. He will continue as an employee until the end of March 2020.
Paul was appointed President of Meggitt Equipment Group in 2019, following the restructure of Meggitt’s divisions.
He joined Meggitt in November 2015 as President of the Power & Motion value stream, responsible for the MSS facilities in Vietnam, Arizona, Oregon, Avrillé and Toulouse.
Prior to Meggitt he was President of Circor Bodet SAS and General Manager of Circor Morocco. Previous appointments include General Manager at UTC Aerospace (Indonesia) and Plant Manager at Eaton Aerospace (Coignières) where he deployed lean manufacturing. Throughout his career he has focused on manufacturing and operations in the medical, energy and aerospace industries.
Chris was appointed President of Meggitt Sensing Systems in May 2017.
Prior to this he served as the Group Director for Engineering & Strategy, from April 2012 to 2017. An engineer by degree, this gave Chris direct responsibility for the engineering and central programme management functions and the Applied Research & Technology team. This overview enabled him to formulate an integrated, market focused strategy.
Before 2012, Chris served as Meggitt’s Programme Director, where he oversaw the biggest reorganisation in the Company’s history by helping to create five divisions around complementary capabilities and markets.
Chris joined Meggitt in August 2004 as Director, Engineering & Programmes when the Group acquired Dunlop Standard Aerospace. He later became General Manager of Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems, UK.
His earlier career at Standard Aero focused on gas turbine maintenance, repair and overhaul, leading to technical, business development and general management roles in Canada and the United States.
Dennis joined Meggitt as President for Safety Systems in 2011 following the acquisition of Pacific Scientific Aerospace (PacSci) from Danaher. His initial focus was on integrating HTL/Kin-Tech’s fire suppression capability with the fire detection and control capabilities of Meggitt Safety Systems, in order to create a single operating unit.
In 2015, he was appointed President, Meggitt Control Systems, with a focus on transformation and integration. His focus on manufacturing technology has created a valve manufacturing centre of excellence.
In September 2017, Dennis became President of Customer Services & Support in addition to his role as President of Meggitt Control Systems.
Dennis has extensive aerospace experience. He began his career in in supply chain with Lear Siegler before spending several years in purchasing management with Pacific Scientific Corporation, ITT Industries and Rogerson Aircraft.
From 1998 to 2003, Dennis worked for Crane Corporation, as Director, Supply Management leading to Vice President and Senior Vice President roles in operations and continuous Improvement.
In 2003, Dennis became General Manager of the Actuation Systems division of Eaton Aerospace, streamlining the product portfolio and establishing offshore manufacturing and product development capability. From 2007 to 2011, he was President, HTL/Kin-Tech Division for the Danaher Corporation, driving growth in the military vehicle and civil aviation markets.
Stewart was appointed President of Meggitt Equipment Group in 2014, following a four-year stint as the division’s Finance Director.
He originally joined Meggitt in 2000 to support the transfer of Meggitt Electronic Components to new owners. He was then appointed Finance Director, Meggitt Avica in Hemel Hempstead
Over the next ten years, Stewart worked as Finance Director for other Meggitt companies, spending five years with Meggitt Avionics, where he was responsible for the finance and IT functions. He moved to Meggitt Defence Systems in 2008 managing facilities in the UK, USA and Canada, focusing on financial systems and continuous improvement.
From 2009-2013, he was appointed Finance Director for Meggitt Equipment Group (MEG) overseeing the acquisition of Pacific Scientific Aerospace, before his promotion to President in 2014.
Stewart is responsible for our Chinese facility, where his team is delivering a strategy to enhance greater operational efficiencies for internal customers; and developing a platform for marketing Meggitt products in China.
In mid-2018 Stewart also took on interim responsibility for the Meggitt Polymer & Composites SBU. His key focus is to continue the integration of the recently acquired sites and improve operational performance.
Hugh joined Meggitt from Rolls-Royce early in 2017 as Group Director, Engineering & Strategy.
He began his career at BG Group as an engineer working in the oil and gas sector before embarking on a 15-year stint at ABB. As a project manager in Texas, he was responsible for the development of a new design of a deep-water Blow-Out Preventer Control System. The first application of this system resulted in the drilling of what was then the world’s deepest oil production well (2,777m, Brazil).
For two years, he was based in Norway where he led ABB’s strategic technology program for upstream oil and gas technology. He then moved to ABB Japan where he established and grew a business supplying process automation. After three years as Group Account Manager for Shell, he returned to Japan as the President of ABB Bailey Japan, a leading supplier of control systems and instrumentation to Japanese power and industrial companies. During his last three years at ABB, he was Global Sales Manager for their measurement products business unit, covering everything from space-based IR spectroscopy to subsea flowmeters.
Moving to Rolls-Royce in 2012, he led their Aftermarket and Services business for the Energy sector before leading their global engineering teams developing power and propulsion systems in the marine, industrial, nuclear and off-highway sectors. He became the company’s Head of Transformation in 2015, and oversaw a far-reaching program focused on cost, complexity, culture, engineering excellence and operational performance.
Hugh has led teams in over forty countries and is a keen sailor, cyclist and fly fisherman.
Geoff joined Meggitt from Serco in September 2017 as Group Director, Human Resources.
Prior to joining Serco, Geoff spent 14 years at Nortel in a number of HR roles, including five years as Vice President, Human Resources EMEA. Here, he led the deployment of a talent segmentation process, implemented a new organisation structure, and worked closely with the President to build the strategy that successfully stabilised a decline in mature markets while opening up new territories such as Russia, Turkey and the Middle East.
After Nortel, Geoff was Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Airbus Industries, with global responsibility for all aspects of HR. He reported directly to the CEO and was a member of the executive team.
Geoff joined Serco in 2008 as Group HR Director and a member of the Executive Committee. His key contributions to Serco include leading the company’s first global, integrated people strategy; the implementation of a talent management process; and the development and roll-out of a global employee engagement strategy.
He was a Non-Executive Director of Fairsail, a leading cloud based HR system which was successfully sold to Sage and has become Sage People, and was also Chairman of Engage for Success, the UK Government sponsored body focussed on employee engagement.
Geoff brings to Meggitt an extensive HR background and a particular depth of experience in employee engagement and leading change. He has lived and worked in the UK, USA and France and is a Freeman of the City of London.
Russell joined Meggitt in July 2017, initially as SVP and General Manager for Meggitt Control Systems in the UK, before being appointed to his current role as Group Operations Strategy Director.
Russell began his career as an engineer with Rolls-Royce plc and spent almost 35 years with the company, in a variety of different roles. He has extensive experience in both Aerospace and Energy, particularly in the services arena.
His last role at Rolls-Royce was President of Controls & Data Services Ltd and prior to that he spent 2 ½ years, based in Germany, as President of Rolls-Royce’s Civil Small & Medium Engines business, which designed, developed, assembled, tested and provided aftermarket support for aero engines for business jets and regional aircraft markets.
He has a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cambridge University and a MBA from the University of Warwick
Marina joined Meggitt PLC in 2005 as Company Secretarial Manager, becoming Senior Vice President & Group Company Secretary in 2012, with responsibility for the Board, Board Committees and the Executive Committee, corporate governance and UK listing rules compliance. She currently has responsibility for the Group’s ethics programme, data protection, share schemes, annual report, company secretarial support in the UK and overseas, UK pensions, insurance, business continuity and communications.
She became a member of the Executive Committee on 1 January 2018.
Prior to joining Meggitt, Marina trained and qualified as a company secretary with The Royal Bank of Scotland plc where she spent four years providing support to the asset finance, structured asset finance and corporate finance divisions.
Andrew joined Meggitt as Group General Counsel and Director, Corporate Affairs in September 2019.
Andrew is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and also Hong Kong. His most recent role was Group General Counsel and Company Secretary at ITV where he was a member of the Executive Board and led a global team responsible for legal and business affairs, secretariat, compliance, insurance, health & safety, rights management and corporate responsibility. Prior to that, he was a partner at LeBoeuf Lamb Green & Macrae in their corporate department. Previous appointments include General Counsel and Company Secretary and member of the Executive Board at Cable & Wireless and Global Head of Legal at Reuters. In both roles he led global legal teams and held a wide range of responsibilities including public policy and regulatory affairs, insurance, government relations and led significant M&A projects. He started his career at Clifford Chance and also Freshfields. He is a British citizen.
Reviews and approves bids and proposals of Group significance and any other significant commercial activity.
Providing advice on the direction and pace of technology road maps, increasing awareness of disruptive technologies, business models or business trends and providing guidance on new areas and opportunities.