Martin has over 20 years’ experience in defence and space programmes and procurement. He is the Airbus Defence and Space UK SME champion responsible for our SME action plan and the early engagement and interaction with UK Defence, Security and Space suppliers, especially those offering world class innovative, disruptive and competitive products and services that complement the Airbus Defence and Space R&T&D roadmaps and product portfolio.
Martin leads our UK strategic supplier programme, focusing on an ecosystem of cross-industry alliances to ensure the widest possible view of the established and emerging suppliers, ensuring early engagement and interaction with UK Defence, Security and Space suppliers at all levels. Martin also leads on the defence and space aspects in the Airbus Supply Chain Cyber Security task force.
Martin has been with Airbus for 18 years following a 23 year career in HM Forces and 5 years with other UK defence contractors, he has a wealth of subcontract management experience at all levels having worked with incubators, accelerators, start-up’s, SME, mid-tier and prime defence and space suppliers to deliver high value complex programmes in the defence and commercial sectors.