Clive Vacher

Clive is an industrialist who has served as Chief Executive Officer of De La Rue, the world's leading currency and authentication provider, since October 2019.  In this role, he is leading the turnaround of the 200-year-old, £500 million turnover, 2500-person listed company.

Clive started his industrial career in 1998 with a 6-year tenure at Pratt and Whitney jet engines in CT, USA, culminating in him solving the corporation’s biggest performance problem.  In 2005, he was appointed Executive Vice President for Rolls-Royce, with responsibility for the design and manufacture of all of the company’s jet engine combustion modules and structural casings.  This required the management of a global supply chain and manufacturing facilities, the design and introduction of radical new technologies, and the leadership of global risk and revenue design/build partnerships.

In 2009, Clive joined General Dynamics as Vice President and Managing Director of the company’s Wheeled Military Vehicle division, profitably growing the business to over £500 million revenue.

He has also performed a successful turnaround of B/E Aerospace’s Aircraft Cabin Interior business and taken Lincoln-based Dynex Semiconductor private, realising a 10x gain to shareholders. 

Clive is passionate about lifelong learning, and is impressed with the breadth and depth of courses that LIBS offers.  He has extensive international business experience, and has graduated from universities in the UK and USA.  Clive is very keen to provide advice to help LIBS in its quest to become a leading global business school, as well as to help current staff and students with international business advice.  He is excited about being part of a business school with so much runway in front of it.