Sarah Kenny


An Honorary Officer of the Royal Naval Reserve, Kenny is passionate about sustainment of the UK maritime engineering and science skills base.  Her commitment to UK engineering extends to significant time with STEM and D&I projects in the maritime field, many years on the board of the Society of Maritime Industries, and her role on the UK Department for Transports ‘Expert Panel’ building the ‘Maritime 2050’ strategy. Kenny joined BMT as CEO in August 2017, having previously held the position of Managing Director for the Maritime Land and Weapons business at QinetiQ.  Her career has had a distinctly maritime flavour throughout, having held a variety of technical and business roles, starting out with the DEFRA agency CEFAS, prior to joining the Maritime business within the UK Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, which latterly became QinetiQ.