Simon Barnes is Managing Director of BAE Systems Saudi Arabia.
Simon joined BAE Systems in 2001 and has held a number of senior programme leadership and business development roles throughout a 25-year career in the defence industry, spanning the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Most recently, Simon was the Vice President of the Typhoon programme.
Born in the United Kingdom, Simon began his career as an engineering apprentice. He holds an MSc in Financial Management and an MBA from the University of Manchester. He is a Chartered Project Manager, a Fellow of the CMI and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Simon is married to Julia and outside of work loves travel and is an avid Formula 1 fan.