Julie Kitcher is EVP Communications and Corporate Affairs of Airbus and a member of the Executive Committee.
Julie heads Communications. In addition, she is responsible for driving Airbus ambition and contribution to sustainable aerospace by collaborating with external stakeholders including industry bodies and professional associations on policy matters. Her role oversees and coordinates the transformation agenda of Airbus. This includes Corporate Audit, Internal Controls, Performance Management, and Sustainability & Environment.
Julie is also Chief of Staff to the CEO.
Previously, from May 2015 to April 2019, she was Head of Investor Relations and Financial Communication for Airbus. In this role, Julie was responsible for the development, management, consistency and communication of the Airbus Equity Story, Vision and Strategy to the financial markets. One of her core missions was to grow and strengthen the relationship and trust with the financial markets, contributing to the strong share price performance during these years.
Under Julie’s leadership, Airbus was awarded “Most Honoured Company” status in the Institutional Investor All Europe Executive Team survey four years in a row, from 2015 to 2018. As part of this recognition, Julie was named “Best Investor Relations Professional” in the Aerospace & Defence sector for the same period.
From 2008 to 2015, Julie led relations with UK, French and Southern European institutional investors and sell-side analysts in Airbus’ Investor Relations team. Alongside this, she coordinated Airbus’ quarterly Financial Disclosures.
Julie began her Airbus career in December 2000 working at Filton, UK. She went on to hold a number of roles in finance including Financial Analyst, Corporate Planning and Business Controlling. She also previously held a role in GE Capital Equipment Finance in the UK.
She is a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) with an MSc from ESC Skema (Lille).
Julie was born in the United Kingdom. She is married with two children.