Boeing’s Brendan Nelson will transfer to take management of the corporate’s worldwide enterprise, with Australian authorities veteran Maria Fernandez to take over his function as Australia head.
Nelson will take up the function as president of Boeing worldwide from 12 January 2023, taking on from Michael Arthur, who’s retiring after eight years with the corporate, says Boeing.
Nelson will probably be on the second non-American citizen to steer Boeing Worldwide, and can report back to firm president and chief govt Dave Calhoun. He’ll transfer to London to take up his new function.
“Brendan brings to his new place huge expertise in authorities and diplomacy, trade and non-profit associations, that can serve us effectively as we proceed to develop as a worldwide firm whereas navigating the dynamics of the geopolitical surroundings,” mentioned Calhoun.
Calhoun additionally thanked Arthur for his “large contributions” to Boeing’s enterprise.
In his new function, Nelson will oversee 20 workplaces globally. The function entails rising the corporate exterior the USA, forming new partnerships, overseeing worldwide affairs, and different areas.
Earlier than becoming a member of Boeing in 2020, Nelson had held a number of Australian authorities roles, together with Minister of Defence and as director of the Australian Conflict Memorial.
Maria Fernandez will succeed Nelson as president of Boeing Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific from 20 December.
“Maria has had a distinguished profession with greater than 20 years of management expertise within the Australian nationwide safety sector and was the primary lady to steer an Australian intelligence company,” says Nelson.
“She has the perfect background for this place,” says Nelson.
Fernandez has held senior roles in Australia’s a number of authorities departments, together with defence and residential affairs. Instantly previous to becoming a member of Boeing she labored as a advisor.