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


Francis Kearney is Director of Customer Business for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Rolls-Royce Defence. He has held a number of senior positions in Rolls-Royce, including Programme Executive, Combat Engines (2001–08), Head of Technology Control (1998–2001) and Engineering Programme Manager, BR710 (1994–98). He was a Director of Turbo-Union from 2006 to 2010 and is currently a Director and Board Chairman of Rolls-Royce Snecma Ltd. He has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London and a Master’s degree in Design Systems from the University of Warwick.