Michael Flowers was appointed as Group Chief Executive on 24 June 2014. He was previously Group Director, Countermeasures, and a member of Chemring’s Executive Committee.
Michael has spent 13 years in senior management positions within the defence industry. He previously served in the Australian Army for 22 years and was a graduate of the Australian Command and Staff College and the British Royal Military College of Science. After leaving the army, he joined BAE Systems (Australia) from 2001 to 2005, in programme and project management roles.
In 2005, he was appointed Managing Director, Chemring Australia, a role he held until 2013, when he was appointed Group Director, Munitions, with responsibility for Chemring’s European munitions business. Michael led the successful sale of the European munitions business following the 2013 strategic review, working closely with Chemring’s Board and advisers to negotiate and complete the £134.5 million disposal in May 2014.