communications director, NATS
Simon Warr is the executive lead for communications at the UK’s primary air traffic control company, NATS, since 2012. Previously, he worked for Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy hub, and spent over a decade in a range of communication positions across Ford Motor Company, including roles in Germany and Japan. As director of communications at Jaguar Land Rover, he was a member of the executive team that transitioned the company from Ford to Tata ownership. Earlier in his career, Simon trained as a journalist working for various national media outlets and also worked in communications at the Home Office, Foreign Office and City of Westminster. He has served as vice president of the Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, is currently a trustee of the disabled flying charity Aerobility and a school governor. Simon is a trained business coach and an alumnus of Leeds University, City University and the Oxford Saïd Business School.