Mr Christopher White-Horne
Chris is a Senior Civil Servant and the first DE&S delivery team leader for the UK's future combat air system. This new major project will be delivered through international partnership and will need new programme management, technology and industrial delivery constructs. His team also leads the wider DE&S contribution across the Combat Air Strategy, including Team Tempest and export campaigns.
Chris has worked in international defence programmes for most of his career, leading projects through an open, engaging and highly collaborative approach. He has spent 12 years overseas, most recently in Munich as the programme director and senior UK officer in the international project office for the Typhoon fighter aircraft. He has also been an attaché in the British Embassy in Washington DC.