Director Customer Business – Europe, Middle East and Africa, Rolls-Royce Defence
Francis Kearney


Francis is responsible for leading the development of long term relationships with existing and prospective customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to deliver business growth for Rolls-Royce Defence and increase customer satisfaction with all Rolls-Royce products and services. He has held a number of senior positions in Rolls-Royce including Engineering Programme Manager – BR710 (1994-98), Head of Technology Control (1998-2001) and Programme Executive – Combat Engines (2001-08), before joining the Customer Business organisation in March 2008. Francis was a Director of Turbo-Union from 2006 to 2010 and is currently a Director and Board Chairman of Rolls-Royce Snecma Ltd. Francis has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London and a Master’s degree in Design Systems from the University of Warwick. He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.