Former Rolls-Royce CCO appointed non-executive director at Farnborough Airshow


Jacqui Sutton has been appointed as a non-executive director of Farnborough Airshow, further strengthening the organization’s evolution and growth strategy.

Farnborough International continues to bolster its position as the pivotal catalyst for building connections, developing innovation, and pioneering the future of the aerospace industry. As the organizer of Farnborough International Airshow, in addition to a growing portfolio of sector-focused events, Farnborough International is at the centre of innovation.

During her tenure at Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace, Sutton held the position of chief customer officer (CCO) where she was responsible for the global customer base, including airline operators, leasing companies and aircraft manufacturers across the world. Leading a multinational global team, she was responsible for the order book, revenue and cash driven by the sale of engines and services, as well as innovative marketing and world class customer support.

In her position on the board, Sutton will support Farnborough International at this pivotal junction in its evolution. Utilizing her invaluable knowledge and experience across the industry, Sutton will support Farnborough International in driving its strategy forward and cementing the organization as the go-to organization for the pioneers of today and tomorrow.

Sutton will spearhead the refinement of the business’ customer-first approach and plan to build new platforms for the global aerospace industry.

On her appointment, Sutton, said, “I’m thrilled to join the board of Farnborough International at this exciting time for the organisation. I’m looking forward to working with the team to drive further innovation within the business and support the next stage of expansion.”

Kevin Craven, chief executive of ADS said, “I am delighted that we have been able to secure Jacqui for the Farnborough International board. Both her customer facing experience and her passion for diversity will be invaluable perspectives in guiding Farnborough International through its next stage of development and growth.”

Paul Everitt, non-executive director at Farnborough International said, “I am delighted Jacqui agreed to join the Farnborough International Board. She brings great experience, a customer focus and huge enthusiasm for Farnborough and its potential.”

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