Mark Burgess has over 20 years of experience in the global aerospace and defence industry. His successful delivery of profitable growth and complex projects in advanced technology businesses has led to significant employer, customer and industry recognition. Mr Burgess held leadership roles of increasing responsibility for British and American companies across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia. After a 16-year career in BAE Systems covering sales, contracts, project and general management, Mr Burgess joined Honeywell in 2013 as vice president of Asia Pacific. He also had operational and P&L responsibility for Honeywell's defence, space and commercial helicopter business division in Asia. Mr Burgess has extensive experience of governance and stakeholder management, working with public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He has managed several successful post-acquisition integration projects and has held numerous board positions on subsidiaries and international joint ventures. Mr Burgess holds a degree in Politics and Economics from the University of Hull and has completed several postgraduate studies in business and operations management.