Katherine Bennett CBE

Senior Vice President, Airbus

Katherine joined Airbus in August 2004 and became UK Director of Communications and Government Affairs in 2007. She commenced the role of Vice President, Head of Political Affairs for Airbus SAS in October 2010, since July 2017 she is Senior Vice President at Airbus.

Katherine’s previous employment was with Vauxhall/General Motors UK where for nearly nine years she also headed up their government affairs function. Her time with GM included several months based in the USA. Katherine was awarded the Order of the British Empire in June 2004 for services to industry and charity.

Since 2008 she has been a member of the UKTI Advanced Engineering Board. She is also Chairman of the Council of Flying Matters – an aviation industry group. In December 2010 she was appointed as a Business Representative on the interim board of the newly created West of England Local Enterprise Partnership.