In Memory of

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Ian Thomas

Ian joined BAE Systems in October 2011, having already worked with us for several years before that as an associate, and in that time worked with many people across the business. This book shares those people’s thoughts and memories of Ian and the contributions he made; to the company, to its customers, to the teams and projects he worked on, and to those individuals themselves.

Book Owner: Mark Halsall
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Mark Halsall

It was several years into both of our careers with BAE that Ian and I first crossed paths, but since that point Ian has been an established part of our business, just quietly and consistently doing a great job. And that’s my memory of Ian as a part of our team; quiet but consistently …

Dav P

I had the pleasure of working closely with Ian for over 10 years through a project known as AMS. We used to talk about everything including work, family life, and current affairs. Ian always spoke very highly of his family, and it was obvious that he was a caring and loving husband and father. …

Mike Hurst

Having worked on and off with Ian for the best part of a decade my overall memory of him will be of a genuinely decent bloke. Over the last five years or so I probably only spoke to Ian a couple of times a year, at an event, or just as I happened to …

Tony E

I worked in the same office as Ian about 5 years ago and I found him a really warm individual who was able to keep team morale high with his positive attitude and the way he worked with everyone. Ian was well liked and respected by all those who met him. It is a …

Thi

I never had the pleasure of working with Ian but I would often see him around the office. He would always be the first to say hi, he was friendly and very easy to chat with. His kindness, presence and knowledge of random facts will be missed.I am so sorry for your loss. …

James T

Ian was one of the kindest people I have had the privilege to work with.  No matter what the situation, Ian would have a solution or words of advice, always delivered in his trademark unassuming and down to earth style.  Ian was a terrific people manager who treated everyone as an equal, someone who …

Marc M

I had the pleasure of working with Ian together on an assignment a few years back. He was a fantastic mentor; always keen to say hi and took time out of his day to catch up. I fondly remember his cycling stories and admired his enthusiasm, energy and infetious sense of humour. Ian was …

Colin Terry

I first met and worked with Ian around 10 years ago now, but clearly and fondly remember those times working with him on that project. Since then we’ve continued to bump into each other in various offices and corridors and he always made time for a quick chat, or more detailed conversations where he …

Josh C

I will remember Ian most for his good humour, warmth and enthusiasm. Working with him as part of a leadership team during difficult times as the pandemic hit he was always a calming influence, and able to reduce the tension with a joke or witty comment. He was always able to bring people together, …

Stephen R

We used to go mountain biking together, normally after dark in the woods around Sheepscombe. You’d be there, completing the whole thing on your single-speed: sheer determination, or totally crazy? Perhaps most memorably, you’d go into the pub beforehand, to make sure there was a good pudding available at the end of the ride. …