A leading authority in developing Aerospace and Defence Strategies developed over a long period which has included extended assignments in North America and operational engagements in the Middle and Far East, Frank retired from the role of Senior Vice President – Business Development and Strategy after 34 years with GKN Aerospace and GKN Westland Helicopters. He was responsible for Strategic planning and business development, customer relationship management and public relations across the GKN Aerospace Division. Frank was part of the team leading many joint ventures and acquisitions and most recently Frank undertook the development of GKN Aerospace’s strategy for entry into the Chinese market. Prior roles included Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing for the Propulsion and Special Products Division located in San Diego and was responsible for the development of the Engine and Nacelle Systems and Special Product Group business streams; Vice President Sales for Europe developing the aero structures business; Head of Region – Americas for GKN Westland Helicopters, now Agusta-Westland. Frank is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.  


  • Strategy Development
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Commercial Management
  • Public Relations
  • Business Planning


  • GKN Aerospace
  • Westland Helicopters


Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society