Tony Wood

Non-executive Director; Independent

Appointed: 1 September 2021

Committee membership: People & Governance and Safety & Sustainability

Tenure: 2 years

Career: Tony Wood was previously Chief Executive of Meggitt, having joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. He previously served as President of the Aerospace division of Rolls-Royce and held senior roles at Messier-Dowty International, now part of Safran Group. Tony also currently serves as President of the aerospace membership organisation, ADS, representing the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors.

Skills and competencies: Tony has proven business leadership credentials as an experienced CEO and brings to the Board significant engineering experience; he is also a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He was most recently Chief Executive of Meggitt and led the operational and cultural transformation of the Company, transitioning from an industrial holding structure to a focused and customer-led business, leveraging technology investment.

During his time at Rolls-Royce he developed a strong reputation as an operator, turning around and growing several challenging business units and internationalising the company’s footprint.

External appointments:

  • Non-executive Director of Airbus SE