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Chief Executive, Charles Woodburn, elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

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The Royal Academy of Engineering has today welcomed BAE Systems Chief Executive, Charles Woodburn, as a new Fellow, in recognition of his outstanding and continuing contribution to engineering and technology.
He joins 52 other leading engineers from the UK and around the world, all of whom will be formally admitted to Fellowship at the Academy’s online Annual General Meeting.

Charles joins a Fellowship of almost 1,600 eminent engineers from both industry and academia, including four Fellows from BAE Systems.

Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, says: “As the UK’s National Academy for engineering and technology, we bring together an unrivalled community of leading business people and industrialists, entrepreneurs, innovators and academics from every part of engineering and technology. 

“The new Fellows who join us today are among the most talented and successful engineers working in the field today, leaders in areas from transport and our essential data infrastructure to lifesaving developments in medical research.

“We look forward to working with them and benefiting from their ideas and insight as we strive to inform public debate and provide workable solutions to our shared national and global challenges.”
 
BAE Systems is a long-term partner with the Royal Academy of Engineering and works with the organisation to help shape engineering policy in the UK. This includes supporting projects that seek to address the shortage of engineers and change the perception of STEM careers and improve diversity within the UK’s engineering population.
 
To find out more, visit the Royal Academy of Engineering website here.
 
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