Following an earlier domestic and international business career Howard Wheeldon spent 28 years as a stockbroker and equity market sector analyst covering aerospace and defence before later becoming Senior European Strategist for two US-based brokerage operations.
Now working in an independent capacity, Howard engages predominantly in air power related strategic influence support for the military, the UK defence and aerospace industry, and providing support to defence exports. A regular speaker at military and industry events he is well-connected across the government, military and global defence and aerospace industries, and continues to both write and speak on defence, aerospace, macro-economic and geo-political matters. He is a regular broadcaster particularly across the BBC. As a recognised voice in the defence diplomacy debate and in support of defence capability and equipment exports he has travelled extensively across Europe, North America and within most Middle and Far East nations.
A long time supporter of NATO his industry role encompasses equipment, capability, procurement and exportability. He is well known across government, the MoD and UKTI DSO for his work in support of UK defence exports and is both a Fellow and Trustee of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a member of the Air Power Association and sits on the Advisory Board of Birmingham University Business School and is its corporate historian. Aged 64 and living in London he enjoys theatre, classical music, gardening and motorcycling together with studying defence diplomacy and wider defence industrial issues.