Richard Checkley

  • Richard Checkley

    Richard Checkley

    Defence Information DirectorBAE SystemsT 020 7331 2176

Richard was appointed as Defence Information Director on 1st January 2018. In this role Richard leads the Defence Information business delivering business & mission critical, highly secure and assured information systems and services across the group and direct to external customers.

Previously, Richard held a number of senior positions in the Company’s Defence Information business, including Falcon Programme Director, delivering the secure deployable broadband voice, data and video communications system into service for the British Army and Royal Air Force. Prior to this, Richard worked in the F35 Lightning II business in a broad range of leadership roles, working closely with Lockheed Martin, Northop Grumman and the US Customer.

Richard studied manufacturing at Coventry University and Engineering Business Management at Warwick University. Joining BAE Systems as a graduate engineer in 1994, Richard worked in a number of roles developing and introducing new engineering and business capabilities for a range of Military Aircraft projects including Nimrod, Typhoon and the F-35 Lighting II programme.

Richard is married with two young children.

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