Ian Menzies – Managing Director and Lead Executive Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Europe and Co-Chair Innovation Advisory Council Wales
Ian has 30 years experience leading Defence, Security and Technology business, nationally and internationally. He is currently the Managing Director for the US Defence and Security corporation Northrop Grumman’s Mission System Europe business, with a portfolio ranging across Defence, Cybersecurity, Biometrics and Emergency Services Command and Control systems. Prior to this Ian was Lead Executive General Dynamics UK, running their Secure Communication and Cyber Division, which included the successful delivery of the £3.5B UK Army Bowman Secure Communication and Information system.
Ian championed the establishment of the EDGE® UK Innovation Centre in South Wales providing an attractive route to market for Small Medium Enterprise companies. He has led the acquisition of multi-million pound Research and Technology projects, establishing new collaborations with Industry and Academia.
He is a Member of the Institute of Electronics and Technology, Fellow of the Association of Project Managers, Co-Chair of the Innovation Advisory Council for Wales. He has previously been; Chairman of the ESTnet, the professional network for the Electronic, Software and Technologies companies in Wales, a Board member for Industry Wales, a member of CBI Council in Wales and a representative on the Secretary of State for Wales Economic Advisory Group.
Ian is married to Mandy and has two daughters Rhianne and Eilish.