Sir Michael Arthur to succeed Sir Roger Bone to the post of president of Boeing U.K. and Ireland
London, Aug. 21, 2014(STAT):-Boeing announced that Sir Michael Arthur will assume the post of president of Boeing U.K. and Ireland on the retirement of Sir Roger Bone on October 1.
“The United Kingdom and Ireland are strategically important partners for Boeing, and Sir Roger has represented the company with great skill during a period of significant growth, change and transformation,” said Shep Hill, president of Boeing International and senior vice president, Business Development and Strategy. “Boeing has strengthened its business in the U.K. and grown its locally hired employee base almost fourfold in that time, and I know that our partners, customers, employees and subsidiaries have appreciated the outstanding leadership that Sir Roger provided throughout his nine years with the company.”
Arthur will work to expand further Boeing’s local presence and pursue new growth opportunities as the senior Boeing representative in the U.K. and Ireland. He will join the company on Sept. 1 after three decades of international service with the British government and three years as a member of a UK-based business consultancy.
“Sir Michael brings to this role immense experience in international government affairs from his time in the Diplomatic Service as well as valuable experience with the private and not-for-profit sectors,” said Hill. “He will continue to build our presence and collaboration with our partners, customers, employees and communities across the U.K.”