Rolls-Royce appoints Rob Watson to Executive Team as President – Electrical

Rob Watson

Rolls-Royce has released that Rob Watson has joined the Executive Team as President – Electrical with effect from January 1, 2022. Watson has led Rolls-Royce Electrical since October 2017, having previously held a number of senior corporate and business roles across the group during his ten-year career with the company. This follows Rolls-Royce’s announcement, at its half year results, that from the beginning of this year it will report Rolls-Royce Electrical as a separate line item in its financial statements, alongside the company’s three established business units and Rolls-Royce SMR.

Rolls-Royce Electrical offers aviation customers a complete electric propulsion system for their platform, whether that is an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) or commuter aircraft. In 2021, Rolls-Royce Electrical announced partnerships with Vertical Aerospace, Eve and Tecnam and also staked the claim for the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft with the Spirit of Innovation.

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