Composites UK has appointed Dr David Bailey as its new CEO.
Dr Bailey previously worked at Rolls-Royce and Alstom where he became head of technology in 2000 and led the company’s future technology program. He later joined the North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA) in 2005 as director of operations and led its technology and supply chain development programs. He was appointed to the position of chief executive of NWAA in 2014, where he was responsible for one of the largest aerospace clusters in the world including organisations such as BAE Systems, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Safran, MBDA Missile Systems, Kaman, Teledyne CML Composites and Sigmatex.
Dr Bailey was appointed to the board of the Aerospace Growth Partnership and was made a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society in 2017 for services to the North West’s aerospace industry.
‘I am hugely excited about this new opportunity to work with the members of Composites UK, helping them to improve their businesses, gain exposure to new customers and markets, and ultimately to do more business,’ said Dr Bailey. ‘I hope that my addition to the Composites UK team will help lift the capability of the organisation to the next level.’
‘As Composites UK looks to strengthen the value we add for members and take the association forward, the board felt it vital to have someone with David’s calibre to harness the Composites UK team’s strengths whilst focusing on further improving our membership proposition and supply chain opportunities across the growing composites sector in the UK,’ said Ben Wilson, chairman of Composites UK.
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