This website uses cookies. By navigating around this site you consent to cookies being stored on your machine

Our people

Developing innovative solutions

Gareth Davies
Commercial Manager based in Filton talks to us about his time on Type 45, singing in a choir and interacting with customers.

‘After graduating with a BSc in Management Science from The University of Manchester, I worked as an Accountant in practice and then industry. I gained a solid background in finance and then moved into Commercial and during the past twelve years l have worked for Thales, Babcock (formerly Weir Strachan & Henshaw), L-3 Communications and finally moved to BAE Systems in 2009.

I have worked on the Type 45 Programme for 3 years now as Commercial Manager. The main part of my role involves the Type 45 build contract and the agreed closure of the contractual obligations. The role requires a high level of interaction with internal and external customers. In addition, I also deal with the commercial aspects of a series of ILS contracts.

I enjoy the constant challenge of developing innovative solutions to issues which represent a win/win position for the company and the customer.

Just knowing I played a small part in delivering the most advanced warships the nation has ever to the Royal Navy fills me with pride.

My life away from work is very family orientated and I also enjoy live music and sport. I have also recently joined a local male voice choir and gym.’