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Robert Davidson

Campaign Manager, BAE Systems MAI International

 Work History

Campaign Manager,  Typhoon

BAE Systems
Apr 2015Present

Customer facing role for a multi £bn Typhoon export campaign. Responsibility for ensuring logistics and planning for customer engagements, UK government liaison in support of the bid and driving responses from the business for customer actions effecting multiple functions. ......Support to training campaign ....

Programme Manager,     Government to Government 

UKTI Defence & Security Organisation / Ministry of defence (Secondee)
Sep 2014Mar 2015

Successfully ran a complex GtoG programme between the UK and a Middle Eastern Military. The role required coordination between the spectrum of UK J1-J9 staff lines and UK and partner Government. Delivered within tight timescales and making a significant contribution to Defence Engagement.

Campaign Manager, Libya

BAE Systems
May 2013Sep 2014

A complex internal/UKG/customer stakeholder management task which required leading cross functional teams. Involved managing the risk of deploying with teams to an unstable country in order to build an understanding an opportunity in support of the UK Government.

Competitive Analysis Manager

BAE Systems
May 2010Apr 2013

Lead a competitive analysis team and undertook business cases of up to £100m for campaigns covering  combat & training aircraft, autonomous systems, communications networks, logistics & security services.

Defence Avionics Analst and         New Market Development Lead

BAE systems
Oct 2008Apr 2010

Responsible for analysis of defence avionics and power management markets for a BAE Inc. business unit, and development of business cases in the rail, nuclear and medical industries. Business Cases included leading the team of a now £m+ externally funded R&D programme.

Membership Manager

Oct 2007Sep 2008

Responsible for civil & military aerospace members, government and industry engagement at a regional and national level. Achieved a 10% increase in new members, reduced attrition by 20% and a formative role in the cross industry SC21 (Supply Chains for the 21st Century) initiative.

Business Analyst

Farnborough aerospace consortium
Oct 2005Oct 2007

Role centred around a government funded study to identify how SME's (Small to Medium Sized Enterprises) could collaborate on joint marketing and contracts. Final reports were issued as part of a Masters qualification.

Commercial Analyst

Aug 2003Aug 2004

Hospital procedure modelling and trend analysis. Roles included analysing  costs, operation time and frequency nationally in support of contract renewals with hospital trusts.  



Kingston university

Masters in Business & Management Practise

BA Hons 2:1 in Business Studies - including Statistics and Contract Law

GCSE's & A Levels

queen Elizabeth's, wimborne, uk

A levels in Maths, Business Studies, Geography

10 GCSE at A-C including Maths and English


  • Enjoys rock climbing, cycling, a keen skier and alpine mountaineer.
  • Has run a 5,000 attendee music festival in Somerset with friends for the last 10 years.