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BAE Systems plc

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

IndustryAerospace & Defense
Full-time employees91,400

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear born
Dr. Charles WoodburnGroup CEO & Exec. Director4.35MN/A1972
Mr. Bradley GreveGroup Fin. Director & Exec. Director1.93MN/A1968
Mr. Thomas ArseneaultExec. Director2.82MN/A1963
Mr. Julian CracknellChief Technology & Information OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Martin CooperInvestor Relations DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Ed GelsthorpeGroup Gen. CounselN/AN/AN/A
Neils PetersenChief of Staff and Exec. VP of Marketing OperationsN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Tania GandamihardjaGroup HR DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Rolf RueRegional Managing Director of New Strategic MarketsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Steve MeighanRegional Managing Director of Asia PacificN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of 31 December 2021, 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 USD.


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 critical weapons systems, C5ISR, and cyber security; and solutions and services to intelligence and federal/civilian agencies. 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 based in Farnborough, the United Kingdom.

Corporate governance

BAE Systems plc’s ISS governance QualityScore as of 1 October 2022 is 9. The pillar scores are Audit: 5; Board: 2; Shareholder rights: 10; Compensation: 4.

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.