| Roger Bone |
|Alma mater||Oxford University|
|Member of||Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies|
Former UK diplomat who went over to the military-industrial complex as President of Boeing UK. He is also a Trustee of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
Sir Roger Bone is a former UK diplomat who went over to the military-industrial complex as President of Boeing UK. He is also a Trustee of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
He is educated at Oxford University. He was a visiting fellow in international relations at Harvard in 1984-5.
In his career in HM Diplomatic Service, he was British Ambassador to Brazil from 1999 to 2004 and to Sweden from 1995 to 1999. He was an Assistant Under Secretary of State in the FCO from 1991 to 1995 and served in earlier years at Embassies in Washington, Brussels ( UK Representation to the European Communities) and Moscow. He was a private secretary to the Foreign Secretary from 1982 to 1984.
Sir Roger was President of Boeing UK from 2005 to 2014. During this period, Boeing signed contracts for the sale of almost every type of Boeing commercial airplane, Chinook helicopters and C-17 transport aircraft, together with significant services and support contracts for both commercial and military customers.
Shep Hill, president of Boeing International and senior vice president, business development and strategy, paid tribute to the outgoing Sir Roger. “The United Kingdom and Ireland are strategically important partners for Boeing and Sir Roger has represented the company with great skill during a period of significant growth, change and transformation,” he said.
He is the Senior Independent Director at F and C Investment Trust plc, the oldest investment trust in the city, and a non-executive director of ITM Power plc, a clean energy company based in Sheffield. Bone was one of the Prime Minister’s UKTI Ambassadors for British Businesses.
He is the Chairman of Over-C Ltd, a small high tech company in the telecoms sector, and was senior independent director of Foreign and Colonial Investment Trust plc until May 2021.