Julian Browne is Senior Advisor in Europe for Defense, Aerospace and Government Industries. He is based in London.
Mr. Browne served in the British Army from 1968-1993. He was commissioned into the Royal Anglican Regiment and commanded his Regiment on operations in Northern Ireland. He also commanded 33 Armoured Brigade and was Chief of Staff of the 2nd Division prior to an early departure to the aerospace and defense industry. Mr. Browne was appointed an MBE in 1980 for work in connection with US/UK special operations. Initially with Westland Helicopters Ltd, he led the successful APACHE campaign to win the UK MoD Attack Helicopter programme. Subsequently he served for six years on the Boards of Racal Defence Electronics Ltd, Racal-Thompson Networks Ltd and Thales International. He was formerly Deputy Chairman of NP Aerospace Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of Gardner Aerospace Ltd.
In addition to his Carlyle responsibilities, Mr. Browne serves as Deputy Chariman of Exensor Technology Ltd and as Non-Executive Director of Clarion Defence Ltd. He is also a Senior Advisor to the Boards of Morgan Advanced Materials Plc, Exensor AB (Sweden), DSM Ltd, Hacking Team srl (Italy), Blueway Ltd and Greenmantle Ltd.
Mr. Browne graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University and later attended the United Kingdom Higher Command and Staff College. His interests include politics, bridge, field sports and cricket. He is married to Fiona, a fashion designer, with three grown up children and lives in Oxfordshire.