Corporate Partner Briefing by Nigel Stein, Chief Executive, GKN plc

23 May 2017

Royal Aeronautical Society

Corporate Partner Event

16:30 - 19:00

Aerospace - The long march east

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

Much of the historic driving force for the global aerospace market has come from OEMs based in the west selling their aircraft to western carriers. This has changed. Asia is driving global GDP and Asian travellers who are increasingly marching up the jetways of the world. This briefing will discuss some the implications of this for the aerospace industry.


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

Speaker Details

Nigel Stein, Chief Executive, GKN plc

Nigel Stein is Chief Executive of GKN plc, the FTSE global engineering business with sales of nearly £10bn in the aerospace and automotive markets. He joined GKN in 1994 and after a number of financial and commercial roles in the Group, including based in the US, was appointed to the Board as Finance Director in Aug 2001.  In 2007, he was appointed Chief Executive Automotive and became Group Chief Executive on 1 Jan 2012.

Prior to GKN he worked for other UK engineering companies: Laird Group, Hestair and Hawker Siddeley.

A graduate of Edinburgh University with an Honours Degree in Engineering Science, he is a Chartered Accountant and Non-Executive Director of Inchcape plc.

Nigel is a Past President of the SMMT, the Trade Association for the UK Auto Industry and Chairman of the Automotive Council, a joint government/industry body promoting a stronger and more competitive UK automotive industry.  Nigel is also a Non-Executive Director of Inchcape plc.

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.


Royal Aeronautical Society

No.4 Hamilton Place
London W1J 7BQ

Hotel Accommodation

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