Professor Susan Lyons
Professor Susan Lyons, Former Managing Director of Defence (Production Engineering and Production Management, 1975)
Former Managing Director of Defence at Rolls Royce. Sue held the position of non-executive director of National Express Group PLC until her retirement in 2007. She began her career at Rolls Royce in 1975. In 1986 she left to join Precision Castparts Corp, only to return to Rolls Royce in 1989. From 1998 – 2001 she held the position of Managing Director, Defence (Europe). In 1998 she was awarded an OBE for services to aero engineering and in 1999 she received the European Woman of Achievement Award in the Business Category.