Airbus' UK Senior Management changes

Posted On: 
17th July 2017

Katherine Bennett, OBE, appointed Senior Vice President Airbus in the UK.

As part of Airbus' on-going corporate restructuring and integration programme, Paul Kahn to leave the company.

Katherine Bennett, OBE, has been appointed Senior Vice President, Airbus in the UK. In this newly created role, reporting directly to Airbus CEO Tom Enders, Katherine will assume responsibility for all of Airbus Public Affairs functions in the UK and the Airbus London office. In addition, as part of Airbus' on-going corporate restructuring and integration programme (Project Gemini), Paul Kahn is leaving his role as President, Airbus Group UK, to pursue new opportunities.

Commenting on the announcement, Tom Enders, Chief Executive Officer Airbus, said:

"As Airbus is making great progress with its integration, I congratulate Katherine on her promotion within the new organisation. During her more than a decade at Airbus, Katherine has worked tirelessly to build support and understanding of the company among the UK Government and other stakeholders, and I am looking forward to working with her more closely in this new role.

"I would also like to thank Paul for all of his hard and successful work during his time with Airbus. Over the last three years Paul provided strong leadership on a number of very challenging topics faced by Airbus in the UK, while championing UK industry and engineering, and I wish him all the best for the future."