Systems has named chief operating officer Ian King as the manufacturer’s new
chief executive, effective from 1 September.
joined BAE through the company’s merger with Marconi nine years ago and
currently has responsibility for BAE’s entire non-US business.
will succeed Mike Turner, the head of BAE since 2002, who will retire from the
company at the end of August.
his term in office Turner oversaw the withdrawal of BAE as a shareholder in
Airbus, part of a shift in strategy which has seen the UK
firm reinforcing instead its presence in the defence sector.
still has civil air transport links through its regional jet leasing and
support operation which specialises in asset management of BAE Avro RJ, British Aerospace 146, ATP and Jetstream