Peter Cawley

Our Team - Peter Cawley
Chief Legal Counsel
Peter is an experienced international commercial lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience managing complex legal issues. He was appointed Chief Counsel of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence in January 2018 and is responsible for managing the legal, commercial and export control functions across AI.

Prior to joining AI, Peter spent the previous six years based overseas supporting BAE Systems’ international business, first as the Chief Counsel BAE Systems India based in New Delhi, and subsequently from August 2013 as Chief Counsel Asia Pacific, with responsibility for establishing a regional legal hub in Kuala Lumpur and the provision of legal support and oversight for BAE Systems plc business in the APAC region.

Since joining BAE Systems in 1998 Peter has also held a number of legal management roles in various lines of business, including in land with Global Combat Systems and air with Defence Avionics, managing the delivery of legal support to businesses located in the UK, Sweden, South Africa and the US.

Prior to joining BAE Systems Peter had roles in private practice with the US law firm Stephens & Associates and at Credit Suisse Financial Products.  He is married with two teenage children and enjoys watching and occasionally participating in a wide range of sports.