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 Committee provides 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 Committee 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