8- 9 November 2017 | Beijing Aeronautical Science & Technology Research Institute of COMAC, Beijing, China 


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Martin Broadhurst was educated at William Hulme’s School and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He joined Marshall Aerospace and Defence as a Management Trainee in 1975, and following a number of roles with the company, including Production Director and Director of Programmes, was appointed as Chief Executive in February 1996. During his time as Chief Executive he served on the Group Holdings Board and was Chairman of a number of subsidiary companies.
Following retirement from his role as Chief Executive of Marshall, he was appointed, during the early part of 2011, as Chairman of the Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) and was elected to the Governing Council of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Martin served as President of the Society for 2015/2016 and was became Chairman in 2017.
Martin was appointed as a non-executive director of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc. in July 2012 where he chairs the remuneration committee and serves on the audit and nomination committees.
Martin has served as Chair of the European Aerospace and Defence Association and is a former treasurer of A|D|S. He has also served as Chairman of the Cambridgeshire Training and Enterprise Council and as Chairman of Connexions.
Martin was awarded the O.B.E. in the 2004 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the Aerospace Industry and is a Freeman of the City of London. He qualified as a Chartered Director in 2006.