The Board of Reaction Engines Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Allam, Engineering Director at BAE Systems, as a Director of the Company. His appointment is part of the strategic investment and working partner relationship BAE Systems has entered into with Reaction Engines and he will co-ordinate BAE Systems’ collaboration on Reaction Engines’ development of its SABRE™ engine.
Chris Allam has been Engineering Director of BAE Systems’ Military Air & Information (MAI) business and a member of the MAI Board since 2013. In this role he is responsible for leadership and governance of all Engineering and Project Management activity within BAE Systems’ military aerospace business. Previous roles within BAE Systems include Senior Vice President of F-35 Lightning II (2011), Managing Director of Autonomous Systems and Future Capability (2008), and Project Director for Unmanned Air Vehicles within BAE Systems’ Future Systems division (2006). Nigel McNair Scott, Chairman of Reaction Engines Ltd, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Chris Allam to the Board. His significant contributions to the Aerospace industry throughout his career make him an excellent choice, and we look forward to benefiting from his insight and experience as the company embarks on the next phase of its journey to demonstrate the SABRE engine.”