Executive Biography of Ursula English

Ursula English

Ursula English
Vice President of Environment, Health & Safety
Boeing Supply Chain & Operations

Ursula English is vice president of Environment, Health & Safety for The Boeing Company, the world’s largest aerospace company.

Appointed to this position in April 2014, English is responsible for leading Boeing’s environmental sustainability efforts, including continuously reducing the environmental footprint of its global operations, products and services, as well as leading Boeing’s workplace safety programs.

English reports directly to Pat Shanahan, senior vice president for Boeing Supply Chain & Operations.

English has held a wide variety of leadership roles at Boeing. Most recently, she was the director of Supplier Management for the Commercial Aviation Services (CAS) business of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In this position, she was responsible for leading a complex extended supply chain, including contracting, supplier development, strategy development and performance. 

Prior to that assignment, she was director of Supplier Management on the 787 Dreamliner mid-body team at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. She has also served as a manufacturing superintendent on the 787 Dreamliner, and has managed teams in Intellectual Property Management and C-17 product support.

English joined Boeing in 1988 as an aircraft mechanic on the MD-80 program in Long Beach, after serving in the U.S. Air Force as a jet engine mechanic. While working at Boeing she earned a bachelor's degree in Business and Management from Azusa Pacific University and a master's degree in Human Services from Springfield College.  She also holds Federal Aviation Administration airframe and power plant licenses.

English is executive vice president of programs for the 13,000-member Boeing Management Association, a position she was elected to in 2015. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Year Up and Residence XII.