Simon Bollom

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Sir Simon Bollom
Born 1960
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Air Force
Years of service 1981–2016
Rank Air Marshal
Commands held Air Member for Materiel (2012–16)
Battles/wars The Troubles
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath

Air Marshal Sir Simon John Bollom, KBE, CB, FREng[1] (born 1960) is a retired Royal Air Force (RAF) officer who is currently serving as Chief Executive Officer of Defence Equipment and Support.

RAF career

Educated at the University of Southampton, Bollom joined the RAF as an engineer in 1981.[2] He became Director, Tactical Mobility at the Ministry of Defence in November 2000, Director Tornado Future Support at the Ministry of Defence in January 2003 and Tornado Integrated Project Team Leader in March 2005.[3] He went on to be Director of Combat Air at Defence Equipment and Support in January 2008[2] and then Chief of Materiel – Air at Defence Equipment and Support in October 2012.[4] He left the Royal Air Force in April 2016.[5]

In May 2017 he became the interim Chief of Materiel (Ships) at Defence Equipment and Support following the appointment of Vice Admiral Sir Simon Lister as acting CEO of the Submarine Delivery Agency.[6] He became Chief Executive Officer of Defence Equipment and Support in May 2018.[7]

He was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2011 Birthday Honours[8] and Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours.[9]

References

  1. ^ "Royal Academy of Engineering New Fellows 2013".
  2. ^ a b Professional high flyers: RAF joins forces with the Institution Archived 15 April 2013 at Archive.is Institute of Mechanical Engineers
  3. ^ Air Support BAe Systems
  4. ^ Ups and outs ; Promotions, retirements in HM Forces June 2012 Defence News
  5. ^ "Air Rank and Command Appointments List 2.16". RAF. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  6. ^ "New Submarine Agency in place" (PDF). Desider. 31 May 2017. p. 11. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Sir Simon Bollom appointed Chief Executive of Defence Equipment and Support". Ministry of Defence. 27 April 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  8. ^ The Queen's Birthday Honours The Guardian, 11 June 2011
  9. ^ "No. 61450". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 2015. p. N7.
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Kevin Leeson
Chief of Materiel – Air, Defence Equipment and Support
and Air Member for Materiel

2012–2016
Succeeded by
Julian Young
Government offices
Preceded by
Michael Bradley
CEO, Defence Equipment and Support
2018–
Incumbent
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