Christopher J B Barkey

Christopher J B Barkey
CEO, Henry Royce Institute

Chris joined Rolls-Royce plc in 1987, and thus enjoyed a 30-year career in a variety of engineering roles, reaching the Company Executive as Group Director, Engineering & Technology. In this role he was responsible for engineering across the portfolio of civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine, nuclear and power systems businesses. Prior to this, Chris had been Director, Engineering & Technology for Civil Large Engines; Chief Operating Officer for Engineering and Technology; and Executive Vice-President for Engineering & Technology in the Energy business.

After leaving Rolls-Royce in July 2017, Chris utilised his experience and knowledge advising Private Equity with Due Diligence on industrial companies prior to investment, consulting directly with companies on technical issues and engineering strategy, and providing insights to the investment community on markets, technologies and trends.

Chris has an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA with Distinction. He is a Chartered Engineer and was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2017, the Royal Aeronautical Society in 2016 and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in 2000.