Northrop Grumman Corporation named Nick Chaffey as chief executive for the United Kingdom and Europe, effective Aug. 28, 2018. He will play a leading role supporting the company's current programmes, developing strategies for growth and identifying new business opportunities for the company's activities in the U.K. and Europe, including NATO countries.
Chaffey joins Northrop Grumman after a 25-year career at PA Consulting Group where he was the founder and lead for PA's Global Defence and Security Business, and previously the Global Head of Consulting Services, and a Member of the Board of PA Holdings Limited. Prior to that he spent six years in the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors at the Ministry of Defence.
"Nick brings a wealth of experience to Northrop Grumman as well as deep industry knowledge in defence and security gained in the consulting and public sectors," said David Perry, corporate vice president and chief global business development officer, Northrop Grumman. "His appointment is important for our future success in the U.K. and Europe as we continue expanding our international presence and broadening our market focus to one that is increasingly global. I am delighted that he is joining us at this time."
Chaffey earned a bachelor's degree in electronic and optoelectronic engineering from University College London and a master's degree from Imperial College Business School, specialising in strategic programme design and delivery.