Sopwith Named Lecture 2017

18 October 2017

Royal Aeronautical Society


Sopwith Named Lecture 2017

Tony Wood, Chief Operating Officer of Meggitt PLC, will look at the concepts of uncertainty and disruption and how history has much to teach us.

He will examine today’s global challenges: from emerging political ‘curve balls’ to economic, sociological and technological imperatives.  He will address the issues these challenges bring to bear on the Aerospace and Defence industry and how organisations, and Meggitt in particular, are setting up to win.

Speaker Details

Tony Wood FRAeS, COO, Meggitt

Meggitt responsibilities

Tony joined Meggitt in December 2016 as Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Company’s main Board.  He is responsible for the day to day operating performance of the Group and implementation of the Group’s operational strategy.


Prior experience

Prior to joining Meggitt Tony held various engineering/programme and general management positions commencing at Messier-Dowty (now part of Safran) in 1984 and, over the last 15 years at Rolls-Royce plc, most recently as President of Aerospace.  He holds a BA in Engineering from the Open University and an MBA from INSEAD in France. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Fellow of the Association for Project Management and holds an Honorary DSc from Cranfield University. He has lived and worked in the UK, France and Canada.


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