Executive Vice President Communications, Sustainability & Corporate Affairs
Julie Kitcher is EVP Communications and Corporate Affairs, which includes Sustainability, at Airbus. Her role also includes Performance Management, Internal Controls and Corporate Audit functions. In addition, Julie oversees the company’s transformation agenda, promoting industry-wide action and understanding of Airbus’ contribution to current environmental, societal, regulatory and technological challenges
Julie is a member of the Airbus Executive Committee, reporting to the CEO, Guillaume Faury, and also serves as the CEO’s Chief of Staff. Since taking on her responsibilities in 2019, Julie led the articulation of Airbus’ purpose: to pioneer sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world. Under her leadership, Airbus has received approval from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for its near-term greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.
Julie was appointed Chair of the Airbus Foundation board in 2021. As such, she is actively involved in shaping the Foundation’s work in humanitarian support, environmental action and youth development. She has been appointed member of the board to the Toulouse School of Economics’ Foundation Jean-Jacques Laffont. Julie also sits on the boards of Airbus Helicopters UK and the International Chamber of Commerce France as well as the UK Government’s Jet Zero Council, fostering the development of aerospace technologies, facilities and regulatory framework in the UK.
Prior to her current position, Julie was the Head of Investor Relations and Financial Communication at Airbus. Julie began her career as a Financial Analyst at GE Capital Equipment Finance in the UK before joining Airbus in 2000. She is a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) and holds an MSc from ESC Skema (Lille).