09 Aug 2014 By James Quinn, Executive Business Editor
Sir Roger Carr is progressing his plans at the British defence giant.
When Sir Roger Carr took over as chairman of BAE Systems, few in the City were surprised. Having served his dues as chairman of Cadbury and Centrica among others, the City grandee was more than ready to take on the challenge at one of the great companies of state.
In the aftermath of the British defence giant’s failed merger talks with European rival EADS, and after predecessor Sir Dick Olver’s steady 10-year reign, it was perceived by some that the arrival of Sir Roger in February heralded a series of significant changes at the FTSE 100 company.
But, despite those perceptions, the external changes have been few.
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