Engineering and Manufacturing Task Force
- Published: Friday, 19 September 2014 13:43
- Written by Joseph
The UK manufacturing base remains a strong and vital component of the economy. The rise of emerging economies around the world present a new and urgent threat to UK manufacturing.
To meet this challenge will require collaboration between manufacturing businesses, universities and the UK's science base. How do we achieve this?
Please note: Positions listed are those held during the work of Task Force and not currently.
Steering Group Co-Chairs
Richard Greenhalgh, Chairman, CIHE
Professor Nigel Thrift, Vice Chancellor, University of Warwick
Robert Booker, Executive Vice President - Human Resources, BG Group
Professor Simon Bradley, Vice President, EADS Innovation Works
Allan Cook, Chairman, WS Atkins
Sir Ian Gibson, Chairman, WM Morrison Supermarkets plc
Nick Winser, Executive Director, National Grid
Simon Wright, UK Head of Engineering, BAE Systems
Professor Dame Ann Dowling, Head of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Professor Mike Gregory Head, Manufacturing & Management Division, University of Cambridge
Professor Matthew Harrison, Director - Education, Royal Academy of Engineering
Professor Joe McGeehan, Director - Centre for Communications Research, University of Bristol
Richard Earp, Educational and Skills Manager, National Grid
Richard Hamer, Education Partnerships Director, BAE Systems
David Hogan, Manager - Engineering, Programmes & Support, BAE Systems
Luci Love, HR Project Manager, BG Group
Vivienne Stern, Policy Officer, Universities UK
Dr John Wallace, Industry Liaison Manager, JISC
Dr Colin Wyatt, Director of Business Affairs, CIHE
- Powering Up: Business and Universities Collaborating for Manufacturing Competitiveness in the New Industrial Revolution
This report reviews ways of enabling universities and businesses to collaborate evermore effectively to increase manufacturing competitiveness.
- Great Expectations: Top Manufacturing and Engineering Talent 2030: Creating the Pipeline
The challenges of delivering the right manufacturing talent to ensure that by 2030 the UK is producing among the best management, graduates, and research expertise in global manufacturing and engineering.
Creating inspirational engineering role models
The Fibonacci Project
The benefits of undergraduate placements
Work wise – collaborative interventions
Immersion in Industry via the BP Institute, Cambridge
Developing engineering leaders of the future at BAE Systems
Developing Leadership competences at BG Group
Reverse Internships at Cisco
Developing engineering leaders at National Grid
The Talent 2030 project recommended by the Task Force in their Great Expectations Report is still run by NCUB today, with the Engineering Competition for Girls now in hundreds of schools. Find out more about Talent 2030.