Philip Burns-O’Brien – Global Director of Aerial Firefighting with overall responsibility for profitability, growth, service development and safe delivery of this line of business within Babcock. An experienced senior manager with a particular focus on profitable and safe operations, and the implementation of growth strategies. A Chartered Engineer building on the achievement of a 1st Class MEng in Electronic Engineering at UMIST in Manchester. Initial career focus centred around project management and the delivery of a number of high value projects in the defence industry, followed by 6 years of strategy and business development. Previous role: led the business development efforts for Babcock Aviation in North America covering both Military Flying Training and Aerial Emergency Services. Busy father of two sets of twin boys.