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BAE Systems plc (BA.L)

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BAE Systems plc

Warwick House
PO Box 87 Aerospace Centre
Farnborough GU14 6YU
United Kingdom
44 12 5237 3232

IndustryAerospace & Defense
Full-time employees90,000

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear born
Dr. Charles WoodburnGroup CEO & Exec. Director2.93M216.17k1972
Mr. Bradley GreveGroup Fin. Director & Exec. Director1.23MN/A1968
Mr. Thomas ArseneaultExec. Director1.55MN/A1963
Mr. Ben HudsonChief Technology OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Martin CooperInvestor Relations DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Philip BramwellGroup Gen. CounselN/AN/A1957
Mr. Mark PhillipsGroup Communications DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Neils PetersenChief of Staff and Exec. VP of Marketing OperationsN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Karin HoeingGroup HR DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Rolf RueRegional Managing Director of New Strategic MarketsN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of 31 December 2020, and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay includes salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in GBp.


BAE Systems plc provides defense, aerospace, and security solutions worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Electronic Systems, Cyber & Intelligence, Platforms & Services (US), Air, and Maritime. The Electronic Systems segment offers electronic warfare systems, navigation systems, electro-optical sensors, military and commercial digital engine and flight controls, precision guidance and seeker solutions, military communication systems and data links, persistent surveillance systems, space electronics, and electric drive propulsion systems. The Cyber & Intelligence segment provides solutions to modernize, maintain, and test cyber-harden aircraft, radars, missile systems, and mission applications that detect and deter threats to national security; systems engineering, integration, and sustainment services for C5ISR systems and enterprise IT networks; and solutions and services to enhance the collection, analysis, and processing of data across the US civilian and military intelligence communities. It also offers data intelligence solutions to defend against national-scale threats, protect their networks, and data against attacks; security and intelligence solutions to the United Kingdom government and allied international governments; anti-fraud and regulatory compliance solutions; and enterprise-level data and digital services. The Platforms & Services (US) segment manufactures combat vehicles, weapons, and munitions, as well as provides ship repair services and the management of government-owned munitions facilities. The Air segment develops, manufactures, upgrades, and supports combat and jet trainer aircraft. The Maritime segment designs, manufactures, and supports surface ships, submarines, torpedoes, radars, and command and combat systems; and supplies naval gun systems. It also supplies naval weapon systems, missile launchers, and precision munitions. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Farnborough, the United Kingdom.

Corporate governance

BAE Systems plc’s ISS governance QualityScore as of 26 September 2021 is 10. The pillar scores are Audit: 5; Board: 4; Shareholder rights: 10; Compensation: 8.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while 10 indicates higher governance risk.