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.