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Katherine Bennett OBE

Senior Vice President, Airbus UK

Katherine Bennett heads Airbus UK since mid-2017, reporting to Airbus Global CEO, Tom Enders. She has been with Airbus for 13 years. Her previous post was as Senior Vice President, leading external engagement and strategy in the UK. She has held roles in Communications and spent several years based at Airbus HQ in Toulouse, France, running the global public affairs function. Before that she was with General Motors UK, where she headed their government affairs function. Prior to that Katherine worked for Hill and Knowlton Public Relations in London.

Katherine received an OBE in the 2004 Queen’s Birthday Honours, for services to industry and charity. She has served on various boards of public/private enterprises, focused on economic development in UK regions, including the West of England LEP; Vice President, Aerospace on the Council of ADS (the UK aerospace trade association) and ASD Strategy through her being Chair of the Engagement Group of the Aerospace Growth Partnership.