Mike Baptist OBE



Mike Baptist brings a wealth of systems engineering and business acumen developed within defence, security and aerospace. He has a track record of major programme delivery, team development and business growth, always seeking to innovate to deliver solutions to our customers.

Mike Baptist started his career at Thorn EMI (Radar Division) as a graduate engineer in 1987, before moving to Dowty as an Engineer within Sonar & Communication Systems in 1989, working on crypto and sonobuoy receivers. From 1990 to 1996 he worked on aircraft Active Noise Control Systems, achieving the Queens Award for Technology in 1996 and became the Head of Engineering at Ultra Noise & Vibrations Systems business. Mike returned to Sonar & Communication Systems in 1996 as Chief Engineer and was Engineering Director between 1999 and 2002. In 2002 he became business unit director for the Communication Systems business and in 2007 with the formation of the Communications & Integrated Systems business, became Managing Director. He was appointed to a divisional Managing Director role in August 2014.