As Bloodhound SSC’s Delivery Director, Chris Fairhead is ultimately responsible for the timely completion of Bloodhound SSC’s manufacture for desert runs in South Africa in October 2015. In this role he leads engineering and support personnel at Bloodhound’s Technical Centre and is responsible for design, procurement and the assembly of the car.
Chris spent 40 years working for Rolls Royce PLC, focussing his career on military engines. He worked in key roles as Project Director, Director Customer Support and was ultimately promoted to Managing Director Eurojet, the Eurofighter engine company.
Heavily involved in the reshaping of the Rolls-Royce, he managed the transfer of work and personnel from Rolls-Royce Coventry site and later, the transfer of work and personnel from the company’s Leavesden site and its closure.
An enthusiastic Rotarian, he has served as District Governor in addition to a trustee role more recently with the Charity One25.
Chris is married with two sons, he lives in Oldbury on Severn just north of Bristol. He is a keen but poor skier and occasionally ruins a good walk playing golf.