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Lord Strathclyde appointed Chairman of Raytheon UK

Posted 4 June 2018 · Add Comment

Raytheon United Kingdom (UK) has appointed Lord (Tom) Strathclyde - Leader of the UKís House of Lords, 2010-2013 and leader of the Conservative Party in the House of Lords, 1998-2013 - as its Board Chairman, effective 4 June 2018.



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Raytheon UK’s flagship Special Mission Aircraft programme in North Wales is focused on developing next-generation technologies to meet the global ISR challenge.
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Richard Daniel, Chief Executive and Managing Director, Raytheon UK said: “In the last two years, Raytheon UK has invested more than £20 million opening new facilities in England, Scotland and Wales to serve global customers.

“Lord Strathclyde’s extensive business and government experience, including senior ministerial positions in the departments of Environment, Education, and Trade and Industry, will provide a foothold of counsel and guidance in key areas that will help Raytheon deliver products and capabilities to serve our UK customer needs and grow our ability to export and build international business.”

Lord Strathclyde holds a number of non-executive director posts and senior advisory positions. Previously, he held a range of senior positions within the financial services sector.

He is currently Governor of Wellington College, a board member of the think tank the Centre for Policy Studies, and is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Battersea Power Station Foundation which supports charities in underprivileged areas of South London.

Lord Strathclyde said: “Raytheon has a long heritage in the UK and, over the years, has invested in people, technology and infrastructure. Raytheon has made a serious long-term commitment to the UK, our national defence and increasing UK exports. I shall do all I can to help Raytheon at this crucial time in opening up new markets and providing the best possible value to UK taxpayers.”

Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Waddington, Broughton and Manchester.

 

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