Thales has appointed Victor Chavez to the position of UK CEO, with effect from 1 January 2011. Chavez has been deputy CEO of Thales UK since October 2008.
Alex Dorrian, currently CEO of Thales UK and Executive Vice President (EVP) of Thales SA, will be Chairman of Thales UK Plc as part of his role as EVP of Thales SA. Victor will continue to report directly to Alex Dorrian.
Lord Freeman, currently chairman of Thales UK Plc, will remain a director of the Thales SA Board, and the Chairman of Thales UK Advisory Board.