CAE’s Todd Probert, who was appointed to the position of Group President, Defence and Security, in January 2020 will step down effective June 26 to pursue a job opportunity within the U.S. National Security community.

Heidi Wood "Todd's first passion is for the U.S. National Security community and he has decided to step down from his role at CAE to pursue a job opportunity in that domain. We wish him success in his new role," said Marc Parent, CAE's President and CEO. "Heidi R. Wood, who recently joined CAE as Executive Vice President, Business Development and Growth Initiatives, will act as interim leader while we initiate our search for a new leader. Our Defence business is comprised of an excellent global team and we will continue supporting our customers with the most innovative training and mission solutions."

Prior to CAE, Wood established herself as an industry thought leader in Aerospace and Defence, both in her capacity at Morgan Stanley and most recently at L3 Technologies, where she led the merger with Harris Corporation, resulting in it becoming the 6th largest US defence prime.