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Andy Fraser appointed Managing Director of Saab UK

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Saab has appointed Andy Fraser as Managing Director of its business in the United Kingdom, effective July 2024. 


Andy Fraser joins Saab from the defence company Babcock, where he most recently held the position of Managing Director of the Effectors Business Unit. Saab UK Ltd is going through a period of rapid growth as part of Saab’s multi-domestic strategy bringing together the best of British and Swedish engineering. As the Managing Director of Saab UK Andy Fraser will lead the business in its onward growth and provision of Saab’s broad offering to our customers. 

Anders Carp, Deputy CEO of Saab AB, said:

“With his strong leadership profile in the UK defence industry and military service with the British Army, Andy Fraser is the right person to lead Saab UK in this next phase. He will strengthen our operations and enable our growth journey with his proven skills including driving advanced engineering programmes. He will also further develop our close relationships with Babcock and other key British defence industry players.”

Andy Fraser comes to Saab with proven experience across the defence industry, including strategic and operational engineering leadership roles, a career as a British Army Officer and an MSc in Battlespace Technologies from Cranfield University.  Andy Fraser replaces Dean Rosenfield as Managing Director as he moves to a new role outside of Saab, Andy is expected to start no later than the start of July 2024.


Saab UK Notes to Editors

·       Saab UK Ltd is a legal entity of Saab AB encompassing its business operations in the United Kingdom.

·       Saab has been active as a leading defence company in the UK since 1966 with our Ltd company incorporated in 1983. From air to land and sea, Saab provides civil, defence and security technologies that keep Britain safe.

·       Our activities include: Training and simulation based in Wiltshire and present across the country; Seaeye and sensor products in Fareham; Public Safety Solutions in Hull; a Technology Centre in Farnborough and Headquarters in London.

·       Saab’s UK supply chain is made up of nearly 1,000 of the best companies in the industry, across the length and breadth of the country – from prime contractors to SMEs. Through partnerships and direct employment, we support thousands of jobs and contribute to society and the economy.

·       Empowered by its 21,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. Saab designs, manufactures and maintains advanced systems in aeronautics, weapons, command and control, sensors and underwater systems. Saab is headquartered in Sweden. It has major operations all over the world and is part of the domestic defence capability of several nations.