Schroders appoints Ian King to board
Mr. King was appointed Chief Executive of BAE Systems in September 2008, having originally been appointed to the Board of Directors as Chief Operating Officer, UK and Rest of the World at the beginning of 2007.
In 1976 Mr. King started his career as a graduate at Marconi and spent the next 10 years in manufacturing in Scotland and Portsmouth.
Mr. King became Finance Director of Marconi Defence Systems from 1986-92 and of Marconi Electronic Systems 1992-1998. During this time he was appointed a non-executive director of the Canadian Marconi company and director of Marconi's two Anglo/French joint ventures in space and sonar.
On completion of the British Aerospace/Marconi merger in November 1999, Mr. King was appointed Group Strategy and Planning Director reporting to the Chief Executive and responsible for the initial Strategic Business Plan for BAE Systems.
Mr. King was appointed to the post of Group Managing Director for Customer Solutions & Support (CS&S) at the start of 2001 responsible for growing a support and services business in the UK and international markets.
In addition to leading the CS&S business, he was responsible for the integration of the Alvis business into a new Land Systems business following its acquisition in September 2004.
For nine years Mr. King was a non-executive director of Rotork plc. Latterly he was the senior independent director and retired from the Board in June 2014. ■
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