Paul Everitt, Chief Executive of ADS Group

Paul Everitt is Chief Executive of ADS Group and Chairman of Farnborough International. ADS is the national trade association for the UK’s aerospace, defence, space and security industries and has a growing membership of more 1000 companies. He is well known across Westminster, Whitehall and Brussels for his work championing UK manufacturing and the strategic importance of ADS members. Paul is a member of the Aerospace, Defence and Security & Resilience Growth Partnerships. These cross industry/Government collaborations are helping to shape UK industrial policy, promote exports and encourage inward investment.

Farnborough International is the wholly owned subsidiary of ADS and is best known for the world famous Farnborough International Airshow. It also provides consultancy support to other international airshows and hosts exhibitions and conferences in its purpose built facilities on its secure Farnborough site.

Paul is chairman of the CBI’s Trade Association Council and a board member of ASD, the European trade association for Aeropsace, defence, space and security. He was previously Chief Executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.