As Engineering Director for the Air Sector, Ian Muldowney leads c8000 engineers covering Australia, European & International markets, Saudi Arabia, US Programmes, Defence Information, Regional Aircraft and a small central function. Ian is accountable for the deployment and development of the engineering strategy, capability & resources across the BAE Systems Air Sector and is the accountable person for design authority activities across the sector.
Ian joined BAE Systems as an apprentice in 1995 and is a Chartered Engineer. His career to date has covered roles in general management including Profit & Loss responsibility, international programmes and transformational activities, together with roles in engineering, project management and strategy. Roles have been based in UK and Overseas locations (including South Africa and Saudi Arabia). His experience covers the complete product lifecycle and has covered a wide range of products including Typhoon, Hawk, Tornado, Future Combat Air & Unmanned Systems and Research & Development. Ian is Chairman of ISE, a small-medium information and technology company in Saudi Arabia and became a board member for REL in 2019.
From April 2019 Ian became accountable for the Air Sector’s interests in Turkey. Ian is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
He is married with three children, he likes watching and coaching sports and relaxes by cooking and travelling.