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David Elsey

David Elsey

Analysis and Design Portfolio Technical Authority - Training & Simulation Group, BAE Systems
United Kingdom

David Elsey is the BAE Systems Analysis and Design Portfolio Technical Authority, working in the Training and Simulation Group within Maritime Services.  Having joined the company in 2014, he has held a range of appointments as a Training Technical Authority, Engineering Manager and as a Business Development Manager.

As a Technical Authority, most notably he was the Queen Elizabeth and City (Type 26 Frigate) Class training lead, responsible for the analysis, design, development, integration, acceptance and certification of the various training gap solutions developed. 

As a Business Development Manager, between business winning and development activities, he completed a twelve month industrial secondment to the Royal Navy’s Maritime Warfare Centre.  During this secondment he assisted the Fleet Operational Analysis Staff in the undertaking of a range of both analytical and training related Wargames, whilst conducting research into the utility of Wargaming as a training method and media.

In addition, during his time with BAE Systems he has contributed to a number of training, education, academic and human factors related projects.  In his current role he manages a number of Technical Authorities working on a variety of training and simulation projects, across multiple domains, for a range of domestic and international clients.

Holding an MSc in International Human Resource Management and a BSc (Hons) in Physics, prior to joining BAE Systems he was an officer in the Royal Navy for 18 years where, as a Training Management specialist, he held a range of defence staff, policy, key customer and learning delivery positions across a range of Ministry Of Defence, Joint, Naval HQ, operational tours, United Nations and Command appointments.