Roger Carr will join BAE in October, while Centrica search for his replacement

BAE Systems have appointed Sir Roger Carr, 66, as non-executive director and chairman designate on 1 October 2013. He will succeed Dick Olver as chairman in the first quarter 2013.

Carr is currently chairman of Centrica plc, who are now searching for his replacement. The search will be led by senior independent director Mary Francis.

Commenting, BAE Systems’ senior independent director said:

Sir Roger Carr is the unanimous choice of the Nominations Committee and his proposed appointment has been warmly endorsed by the entire Board.