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


Francis Kearney is Director of Customer Business at Rolls-Royce Defence, responsible for leading the development of long-term relationships with existing and prospective customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. 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), and joined the Customer Business organization in 2008. He was a Director of the Rolls-Royce, FiatAvio and MTU joint venture Turbo-Union (2006–10) and is currently a Director and Board Chairman of Rolls-Royce SNECMA Ltd.