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Michael (Mike) Turner, CBE | GMS

Michael (Mike) Turner, CBE

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Mike Turner joined GMS in June 2019. He is the former Chief Executive Officer (2002 – 2008) of the aerospace and defence company BAE Systems, after having spent over 40 years at the family of companies holding various roles including, but not limited to; Chief Operating Officer, Executive Chairman, and Managing Director & Chairman of British Aerospace Regional Aircraft. He is also former Chairman of GKN (2012 – 2018) and Babcock International (2008 – 2019). At GKN, he also held the role of Senior Independent Non-Executive Director (2009-2012). Mr Turner joined Hawker Siddeley as an apprentice in 1966 and spent his whole career within the BAE Systems family. In addition to GKN and Babcock International, since 2008 he has sat on the boards of Barclays Bank PLC and Lazard Limited. Mr Turner has a BA (Hons) degree from Manchester Metropolitan, and honourary degrees from Manchester Metropolitan, Cranfield and Loughborough universities.