Corporate Partner Briefing by Chris Barkey, Group Director, Engineering & Technology, Rolls-Royce plc

9 October 2017

Royal Aeronautical Society

Corporate Partner Event

16:30 - 19:00

Please note: Attendance at Corporate Partner Briefings is strictly exclusive to Royal Aeronautical Society Corporate Partners.


16.30 hrs Registration and refreshments
17.00 hrs Briefing and discussion
18.00 hrs Reception
19.00 hrs Close

Speaker Details

Chris Barkey BSc(Hons) MBA CEng FIMechE FRAeS, Group Director, Engineering & Technology, Rolls-Royce plc

In January 2016, Chris Barkey was appointed to the Executive Leadership Team as Group Director of Engineering & Technology.

Previously Chris was Director, Engineering & Technology, Civil Large Engines, accountable for product safety, the delivery of all new product introduction engineering programmes and in-service support of the CLE fleet.

Chris joined Rolls-Royce in 1987, and has over twenty-nine years of experience in the design and development of gas turbine engines in civil, military aerospace and industrial applications. He has held a number of roles in the organisation, covering design, development and flight test, whilst developing key skills in the management and delivery of major engineering programs. In 1997 he was appointed Chief Engineer for the Industrial Trent. In 2004 he was appointed Executive Vice-President, Engineering & Technology, Energy, accountable for the entire product lifecycle across the Energy portfolio, including gas turbines, packaging, controls, compressors and power turbines. In 2010, Chris was appointed Chief Operating Officer, Engineering & Technology, where he brought greater focus on improving the operational management of the engineering function.

Chris has an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leicester and an MBA with Distinction from Loughborough University Business School. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Aeronautical Society.

To register

Attendance at Corporate Partner Briefings is a complimentary benefit of RAeS Corporate membership. To register you must be employed by a company or an organisation that is a Corporate Partner of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Location Details

Royal Aeronautical Society

No.4 Hamilton Place
W1J 7B

Hotel Accommodation 

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