Andrew Rankin named Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Asia/Pacific

Air Marshal Geoff Brown (ret), former Chief of Royal Australian Air Force, named Chairman of CAE’s advisory board for Asia/Pacific

CAE today announced the appointment of Andrew Rankin as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for the Asia/Pacific region within the company’s Defence & Security business unit. 

In addition, CAE announced the formation of an advisory board for the Asia/Pacific region to help guide the company’s strategy and initiatives within the defence market segment. Former Chief of the Royal Australian Air Force, retired Air Marshal Geoff Brown, was named Chairman of CAE’s Defence & Security advisory board for Asia/Pacific.

“I am pleased to welcome Andrew back to CAE to lead our business development efforts in the growing Asia/Pacific region,” said Peter Redman, Vice President and General Manager, CAE Asia/Pacific, Defence & Security. “We are also privileged to have Air Marshal Brown leading our advisory board to help ensure our customers in the Asia/Pacific region have a direct voice in our strategic direction and investments we make in developing and delivering world-class training solutions.” 

Andrew comes to CAE with over 30 years of experience in the defence and aerospace training industry. Most recently, he was General Manager of Strategy and Business Development for Aviation Australia, a training organisation focused on providing a range of courses for graduates looking to pursue a career in aviation as well as aviation professionals advancing their careers. Prior to Aviation Australia, Andrew held a variety of positions at CAE Australia Pty Ltd, including program management, engineering, training services and business development. Andrew started his career in the Royal Australian Air Force where he spent 13 years as an avionics technician specialising in simulation. He will officially rejoin CAE on March 7, 2016.

Air Marshal Geoff Brown retired from the Royal Australian Air Force in July 2015 after a distinguished 35-year career. For the last four years in the RAAF, he was Chief of Air Force with overall responsibility for the aerospace capabilities and future positioning of the RAAF. He will now provide consulting services for CAE and lead the company’s Asia/Pacific advisory board for the defence market.

About CAE 

CAE’s Defence & Security business unit focuses on helping prepare our customers to develop and maintain the highest levels of mission readiness. We are a world-class training systems integrator offering a comprehensive portfolio of training centres, training services and simulation products across the air, land, sea and public safety market segments. We serve our global defence and security customers through regional operations in Canada; the United States/Latin America; Europe/Middle East/Africa; and Asia/Pacific, all of which leverage the full breadth of CAE’s capabilities, technologies and solutions.

CAE is a global leader in the delivery of training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. We design and integrate the industry's most comprehensive training solutions, anchored by the knowledge and expertise of our 8,000 employees, our world-leading simulation technologies and a track record of service and technology innovation spanning seven decades. Our global presence is the broadest in the industry, with 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries, including our joint venture operations, and the world's largest installed base of flight simulators. Each year, we train more than 120,000 civil and defence crewmembers, as well as thousands of healthcare professionals. 

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