Ivor Bennett

Associate Fellow; Managing Director, Mateoc Limited


A former Royal Navy Weapon Engineer Officer, Ivor joined BMT in 1991 as a Combat Systems Engineer. He worked with MOD, Academic and Industry colleagues to develop MOD’s first major Risk Management process on the UK and collaborative programmes leading to the Type 45 Destroyer.

Ivor provided systems engineering, programme management and business improvement support to a wide variety of customers within UK MOD, industry and overseas, building BMT’s capability in Risk, Safety and Programme Management, culminating in the formation of a separate subsidiary company. He was Managing Director of BMT Sigma from 2003 – 2007, stepping down to focus on providing Programme Management advice and collaboration support to the Future Submarines Programme. Having remained a Director within BMT Ivor advised MOD, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and Babcock, including on the development of both the Successor Integrated Programme Management Team (IPMT) and the Dreadnought Alliance, as well as the Astute Joint Reactor Team.

Outside Submarines, Ivor supported Thales on both UK’s CVF and FRES projects, and France’s PA2. He supported EADS on communications projects, was part of MOD’s ‘Pathfinder’ Surface Combatant Team and supported Canadian DND Change and Marine Engineering programmes.

Ivor has served on both the Defence Manufacturers’ Association Council and the Management Consultants’ Association Council. He completed a Cranfield University Master’s in Defence Administration at the Defence Academy in 2006 and has lectured on Master’s programmes and spoken at conferences on Complex Programme Management.

Ivor became independent in 2018, initially supporting the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, and subsequently Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group and BAE Systems through aczel&co.

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