BAE Systems appoints Claire Divver to lead comms role

BAE Systems has hired Claire Divver as group comms director reporting to CEO Ian King.

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She will join the group early in the New Year and will be a member of the BAE Systems executive committee.

Divver was formerly general manager of group corporate affairs for Xstrata where she was responsible for the global comms of the multinational mining group. 

She joined Xstrata in 2004 and was a board member of Xstrata Nickel, one of Xstrata’s five global commodity business units.

King said:  "[Claire] is an outstanding candidate, with extensive international experience, and will make a great contribution to our business."

Divver said: "BAE Systems is at the forefront of innovation in technology and engineering, has a pre-eminent position in the aerospace, defence and security industry and plays an important role in the communities in which it operates. I am very much looking forward to joining the team."

She replaces Charlotte Lambkin, who left BAE Systems this July to take up the post of corporate relations director at drinks manufacturer Diageo, replacing veteran comms head Ian Wright.

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