Industrial Advisory Board

The Industrial Advisory Board meets at least annually with the School’s senior staff members to provide strategic advice for the development of student education, research and knowledge transfer activities.

The Board members provide a broad-based industry perspective and updates of developments within the industrial and education community to assist the School with the formulation of its teaching and research strategies. The Board also advises on the technical expertise and professional skills that employers expect from graduates, ensuring that our students get the best employment opportunities throughout the course of their study, including placements and internships, and employment upon graduation.


Industry members

Mr M Cunningham (Chair) - Value Stream Director, Nacelles Actuation Systems, Collins Aerospace

Professor I Pollock - Consultant, Visiting Professor, University of Leeds

Professor S J Abbott - Consultant, TCNF Ltd 

Mr S Cox - Regional Engineering Delivery Manager, Balfour Beatty Rail Projects

Mr D Healy - Business Development Manager, IMechE

Dr S Hu - Intecsea

Professor S Shrestha - VP-Applications Development & Quality Systems, Keronite International Ltd

Professor Roger Cracknell - Shell

Mr Richard Baker - Chief of Engineering Supplier Quality, Rolls Royce

Professor Ben Beake - Director of Materials Research, Micro Materials Ltd

Professor Philip Threlfall-Holmes - Consultant

Eleanor Merson - R&D Specialist, Sandvik

Hannah England - Space & Fine Assembly Team Leader, Reliance Precision Limited