Chief Executive and Chairman, Thales in the UK
Alex Cresswell is a strong advocate for the benefits that science and technology can deliver to nations and individuals. Inspired by a childhood passion for flight to study Aeronautics and Astronautics at Southampton University, he retains a life-long passion for the application of science and technology to transport, aerospace and defence.
Alex was appointed Chief Executive and Chairman of Thales in the UK in 2020, following a 35- year global career within the aerospace and defence sectors. Alex is a member of Thales Group’s Executive Committee, and also has responsibilities for Thales in the USA, Australia and Canada.