On the 26 January, in Brussels, Belgium, the General Manager oversaw a handover ceremony in which the 'key' of the BMD Programme Office and Services was handed from the incumbent MGEN (rtd) Alessandro Pera to his successor Mr Darrell Midgley.
As of 1 February 2015, Mr Midgley will assume the post of Director Ballistic Missile Defence Programme Office and Services (PD BMD PO&S). He will be responsible to the General Manager for the execution, management and delivery of the BMD Programme in accordance with the programmatic directives and guidances established by the BMD Steering Committee and for in-service support of the fielded BMD capabilities.
In his previous assignment, Darrell was the Chief Information Officer for the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with a wide remit leading ICT and digital transformation across the Department. He has also worked as the Ministry of Defence Head of Networks, managing a large portfolio of C4I programmes and services across Defence and other government departments.