“They bring both industrial experience and financial acumen to its Supervisory Board,” Bob Gilbert, chair of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult Supervisory Board, said.
The High Value Manufacturing Catapult is supported by UKRI to drive the growth of the UK manufacturing sector by helping companies of all sizes incubate new technologies and bring them to commercial reality.
Stephen Burgess has more than 40 years’ experience of advanced manufacturing in Rolls-Royce, the last 13 years as director of manufacturing processes and technology.
Mary Champion developed her experience and interest in Innovation through her role as non-executive director of the Intellectual Property Office, acting as a member of the Steering Board and Audit Committee for nine years. She most recently has established and led the commercial management function within Royal London Platform Services.
Allan Cook was a non-executive director and chairman of WS Atkins from September 2009 until July 3, 2017, when Atkins was acquired by SNC-Lavalin. He was chief executive of Cobham PLC until the end of December 2009. Prior to this he held senior roles at GEC-Marconi, BAE Systems and Hughes Aircraft. Cook is industry co-chair of the Defence Growth Partnership (DGP.)
Professor Andy Neely is pro-vice-chancellor: enterprise and business relations at the University of Cambridge and former head of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) and of the Manufacturing and Management Division of Cambridge University Engineering Department.
Margaret Wood founded ICW (UK) Ltd to design and manufacture specialist industrial and commercial sight and access solutions 25 years ago. She won a GWIN (EU prize for Women Innovators) in 2003 and strives to promote STEM subjects.