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24 April, 2019 - 12:16 By Kate Sweeney

Rolls-Royce and RAF high flyer joins Marshall ADG

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group in Cambridge has secured another super hire for its key account management team with the appointment of Lee Doherty – formerly with UK engineering giant Rolls-Royce and previously with the RAF.

He will be responsible for developing relationships with the company’s leading customers.

Doherty spent 14 years at Rolls-Royce in a range of international business development and supply chain management roles. These included work in the Asia Pacific Region as senior vice-president, programme executive for the A400M’s first flight, Middle East industrialisation working in the UK and Saudi Arabia, and head of supply chain transformation.

Prior to joining the commercial sector he spent over 20 years in the Royal Air Force as a supply and movements officer in UK-based and international roles.

These included Germany, the US and Hong Kong. In the latter, he co-ordinated the logistics recovery on the handover of the region to China in 1997; in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm; and led air transport relief and humanitarian convoy operations in Sarajevo for the United Nations, following which he was awarded an MBE. His final appointment was in the UK MOD’s Defence Logistic Operation in Bath.

Alistair McPhee, chief executive of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, said: “Lee brings considerable international experience gained both in the RAF and the commercial market.

“His role will be to develop strong relationships with our key customers and partners, especially BAE Systems, so that they fully understand our capabilities and how we can work with them to help them achieve their goals.” 

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is part of the Marshall Group, which employs more than 6,000 people worldwide and which has a turnover in excess of £2.6 billion.

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