Tony Wood (British businessman)

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Tony Wood
Antony Wood

April 1966 (age 52)[1]
Alma materOpen University
TitleCEO, Meggitt PLC
TermJanuary 2018-
PredecessorStephen Young

Antony Wood FRAeS (born April 1966) is a British businessman, and the CEO of Meggitt PLC since January 2018, when he succeeded Stephen Young, having previously been chief operating officer (COO).[2]

Early life[edit]

Wood earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Open University, and an MBA from INSEAD.[3]


Wood spent 16 years working for the French company Messier-Dowty, now part of the Safran Group.[4][5]

From May 2013 to January 2016, Wood was president of the aerospace division of Rolls-Royce Holdings.[3] According to the Evening Standard, Wood's departure from Rolls-Royce following a restructuring "seemed an abrupt end to a high-flying career", but with his appointment as COO of Meggitt PLC, "it appears he was only biding his time".[4]

From 2016 Wood was COO of Meggitt, and succeeded Stephen Young as CEO in January 2018.[3]

Wood is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and a Fellow of the Association of Project Management.[3]


  1. ^ "MEGGITT PLC - Officers (free information from Companies House)". Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  2. ^ Goldsmith, Courtney (14 November 2017). "Meggitt is getting a new chief executive in 2018". Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "Bloomberg profile: Tony Wood". Bloomberg LP. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Dumped Rolls Royce high-flier finds new posting in Meggitt's top job". Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Board of Directors - Meggitt PLC - Investor relations". Retrieved 16 April 2018.