Dame Carolyn Fairbairn joins BAE Systems in non-exec role
City grandee Dame Carolyn Fairbairn has joined BAE Systems as a non-executive director, the defence giant announced today.
Fairbairn, one of the Square Mile’s most high-profile figures, was until last year the director-general of the CBI.
She has previously held non-exec roles at the CMA, Lloyds Bank, the FSA, and outsourcer Capita.
Prior to that, Fairbairn worked for firms including McKinsey, ITV, and the BBC.
Blue-chip BAE said: “She brings her vast leadership experience and business acumen to the board having held various senior leadership roles within financial services, media and government.”
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She will take up the role on 1 March.