Aerospace, Automotive & Defence

Traditional markets for the aerospace, automotive and defence sector are stagnating and leaders in this field are moving to new emerging markets. Major manufacturers are seeing vigorous cost-cutting programmes across their global operations and, in the aerospace segment, defence contracts are being reduced.

Both aerospace and automotive products are highly complex, requiring significant engineering, manufacturing and supply chain management capabilities. Market fluctuations and digital innovations are transforming traditional practices, with smart mobility and regulatory change such as more rigorous emission standards.

The aerospace, automotive and defence sector demands outstanding leadership talent. With the advancement into the digital age, senior leaders in the sector are expected to be change leaders as well as solid builders of agile organisations that will respond to market forces and regulatory changes at speed.

Agility is a top change management challenge for many companies in this segment as they have developed set process and procedures, structures and systems over decades in a relatively stable environment.

How We Help

Our aerospace executive search consultants help source proactive, high-performance leaders who are skilled in digital technologies and who understand the evolving challenges presented by this fast-paced sector. Our experienced executive search and leadership advisory team is well-positioned to advise aerospace, automotive, and defence clients in this ever-changing landscape.

Consulting TeamFull Staff Directory

  • Charles Matthews

    Senior Consultant

    London

  • Greg Rodarte

    Consultant

    Washington DC

  • John-Claude Hesketh

    Global Managing Partner

    London

  • James Larkin

    Partner

    New York

  • Kara Ruskin

    Principal

    New York