Bob Keen was appointed Head of Government Relations in June 2008. He is responsible for all aspects of the company’s relationship with the UK Government, Parliament and other institutions, and advises the Group Executive on these matters.
Bob joined BAE Systems as Regional Managing Director, Europe, as part of the Group Marketing Team in January 2004, having been the Deputy Sales and Marketing Director in MBDA between 2002 and 2004.
Before joining MBDA, Bob worked for the UK Ministry of Defence for more than 20 years. He was latterly the Regional Marketing Director for Asia in the Defence Export Services Organisation, supporting UK industry in their export efforts. Before that, he spent two spells running the offices of UK Defence Ministers, including a three year stint as the Private Secretary to the Minister for Defence Procurement, between 1996 and 1999.