Steve Timms is Managing Director for the BAE Systems' Defence Information, Training and Services business. In his current role Steve is responsible for BAE Systems' UK based defence information and training capabilities including the Hawk aircraft. The business also delivers service programmes for the VC10 tankers and Sentry airborne early warning aircraft, is focused on winning business such as Future Support Services in Saudi Arabia, the UK's Military Flying Training System and Advanced Pilot Training (T-X) in the US.
Joining BAE Systems (then British Aerospace) in 1982 as an apprentice, Steve completed his apprenticeship in 1996 attaining a Higher National Certificate in Engineering. Steve later went on to complete a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Engineering Business Management at the University of Warwick.
Following completion of his apprenticeship Steve moved into an engineering role in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies which led to Steve joining the management team responsible for the development of BAE Systems' Samlesbury Site as a Manufacturing Centre of Excellence. Steve has since fulfilled a number of senior roles within the company, including the Typhoon programme, leading the design through manufacture and into service, gaining significant experience in leading product development, production and support.
In October 2008 Steve was appointed Managing Director - Nimrod MRA4 responsible for the design and development, production and support of the MRA4 maritime reconnaissance and attack aircraft. The role later expanded to include other aircraft including Nimrod MR2 and R1, VC10 and E 3-D Sentry.
Steve is married with two young children.