The West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) today (05/04/18) announced that it has started the search for a new Chief Executive to steer the organisation and build on recent successes, amidst the huge growth of the aerospace industry. The South West aerospace cluster is the largest in Europe, contributing over £6bn in sales and 20,000 jobs.

The board of WEAF is seeking a person who is dynamic, knowledgeable about the global, national and regional aerospace agenda, commercially astute with proven business development, proven project management & maintaining relations across industry stakeholders.

WEAF has increased its membership by 50% in the past 4 years, and its influence in the industry and south west region has never been higher. It has also recently delivered an unrivalled programme of events, such as the Aerospace Ambassador Awards and developed & implemented major projects such as NATEP & AeroSpace Cornwall.

Chris Wilson, Chair of WEAF, said: “Now is the time to look to the future, and we welcome applications from anyone with the necessary skills and experience who can drive WEAF onto the next level, and continue to position the South West as the pre-eminent place in the UK for the fast-growing aerospace industry.”

The Chief Executive Role Specification can be found here. If you wish to apply, then please send your CV with a covering letter to

Written by Weaf

WEAF are the leading networking association for aerospace and defence companies in the South West of England. Our mission is to strengthen an aerospace and defence community that fosters innovation and collaboration, and provides a platform for growth.

We achieve this by offering critical support services, sharing best practice and enabling businesses of all sizes to understand supply chain needs, creating opportunities to flourish.