Aston Martin CEO earns his wings

Aston Martin president and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer has been appointed as an Honorary Group Captain in 601 (County of London) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force.

He said, ‘I was thrilled with the invitation to become an Honorary Group Captain. The RAF is an establishment very close to my own heart and it is also important to Aston Martin. Our two manufacturing facilities, at Gaydon and St Athan, are both former RAF airfields.’

In his role as Honorary Group Captain, Dr Palmer will be working with the RAF to advise on their Thinking to Win programme, a programme designed to re-ignite innovation culture within the RAF.

He continued, ‘ At Aston Martin we pride ourselves on creativity and innovation; two attributes that are core to our success. I look forward to working with the RAF on their Thinking to Win programme to help inspire and develop the processes that are required to effectively deploy innovation and creativity’.

Earlier this year, Aston Martin announced its partnership with the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, one of the leading welfare charities that looks after anyone who is serving, or has served in the RAF, including his or her partners and dependents.