Julian Whitehead is Executive Vice-President Global Business and Strategic Programmes within Airbus Defence and Space, effective 1 October 2019.
He is a member of the Airbus Defence and Space Executive Committee and represents Airbus on both the Ariane Group and MBDA Group Boards.
Before assuming his latest duties, he had been Executive Vice-President Finance of the Division since January 2014 and Chairman of Airbus Defence and Space Limited.
Prior to that, Julian Whitehead was the Chief Finance Officer of both Cassidian and MBDA for more than twelve years.
He has wide industry experience working previously for BAE Systems PLC, KPMG and Balfour Beatty PLC.
Julian Whitehead was born in Liverpool in 1962 and graduated with a degree in Commerce from the University of Birmingham in 1984, before qualifying as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1987.