Tony Wood

Non-executive Director; Independent

Appointed : 1 September 2021

Committee membership : People & Governance and Safety & Sustainability

Tenure: 1 year

Career : Tony Wood was previously Chief Executive of Meggitt, having joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. He previously served as President of the Aerospace division of Rolls-Royce and held senior roles at Messier-Dowty International, now part of Safran Group. Tony also currently serves as President of the aerospace membership organisation, ADS, representing the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors.

Skills and competencies : Tony has proven business leadership credentials as an experienced CEO and brings to the Board significant engineering experience ; he is also a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society . He was most recently Chief Executive of Meggitt and led the operational and cultural transformation of the Company, transitioning from an industrial holding structure to a focused and customer-led business, leveraging technology investment.

During his time at Rolls-Royce he developed a strong reputation as an operator, turning around and growing several challenging business units and internationalising the company’s footprint.

External appointments :

  • Director of ADS Group Limited

  • Non-executive Director of Airbus SE

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