Eric Freeman promoted to Chief Executive, Leidos UK & Europe

February 23, 2024

(RESTON, Va., and LONDON) February 23, 2024 – Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a Fortune 500® innovation company, has promoted Eric Freeman to the role of Chief Executive, Leidos UK & Europe. He replaces Simon Fovargue, MBE, who retired at the end of 2023. 

Previously Freeman was COO of Leidos UK & Europe. Freeman has held senior roles within Leidos for more than 25 years and has a deep understanding of the defence community and its needs. Prior to Leidos, he had a distinguished military career in the U.S. Air Force.

“Eric is an outstanding Leidos leader who has done a great job as COO of the UK business,” said Vicki Schmanske, Leidos Commercial & International Sector President. “His understanding of the Leidos UK portfolio, coupled with his leadership credentials, complex problem-solving skills, and passion for our business will ensure strong performance and a solid strategy for Leidos UK’s next growth phase. He will work closely with our MOD, national security, and civil customers to ensure mission success.”

“I am delighted to have been offered this opportunity to run the UK business and to be part of the Commercial & International Sector,” said Freeman. “Leidos UK is a great business with outstanding people and customers. We are keen to continue to leverage Leidos’ extraordinary technology capabilities for the UK Government to strengthen and develop our business during 2024 and beyond.”


About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023. For more information, visit


In the UK, Leidos is a strategic supplier to the His Majesty’s Government and works across the Ministry of Defence (MOD), Home Office and government agencies including the devolved Scottish government, NATS and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). There are 1,400 Leidos employees in the UK, mainly distributed across hubs in Glasgow, Bristol, Farnborough and Whiteley.