Vertical Aerospace recruits COO from Rolls-Royce

Vertical Aerospace has appointed Harry Holt as its chief operating officer (COO).

According to the company, Holt previously worked as chief people officer at Rolls-Royce and served as a member of the executive team. Previously, he led Rolls-Royce’s nuclear business in support of the UK Royal Navy’s submarine program and civil nuclear power markets worldwide, as well as previously being group operations strategy director. 

As COO, Harry will focus on implementing Vertical’s operational and manufacturing strategy and government relations, the company said. 

‘It is clear that the VA-X4 is going to revolutionise short-haul air travel,’ said Harry Holt. ‘I am proud have the opportunity to play a part in transforming aviation while also delivering on our objective to achieve a net zero economy.’

This story uses material from Vertical, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.