Victoria Pender has been appointed executive vice president of communications at Cobham and will report directly to CEO Bob Murphy.
The appointment takes effect Sept. 30 and Pender will also serve on the company’s group executive committee, Cobham announced Wednesday.
She will oversee the company’s internal and external communications activities, media relations, image management and government relations in her new role, Murphy said.
Pender served as an executive committee member and group director of government and corporate affairs for British railway operator Network Rail before joining Cobham
She also has served as director of communications at London-based Tube Lines and as marketing director of the company responsible for London’s smart card travel system.