National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Meet our Board

Chaired by Professor Sir Jim McDonald, the Principal of the University of Strathclyde, the NMIS Board plays a vital role in driving the NMIS Group to achieve its ambitious objectives and ultimately, shaping the future of the manufacturing industry across the UK.

The NMIS Board is reflective of the national landscape in advanced manufacturing and comprises leading experts in their field from industry, academia, and government agencies. 

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Allan Cook CBE

Chairman of Materials Innovation Leadership Group - MILG

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Chris Courtney NMIS

Chris Courtney

Chief Executive Officer, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Chris is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland and member of the NMIS Board.

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Aine Findlayson NMIS

Aine Findlayson

Director of Product Supply, Aggreko

Aine is an industrial member of the NMIS Board

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Robert Kennedy NMIS

Robert Kennedy

CEO, Optos

Robert is an industrial member of the NMIS Board.

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Sian Lloyd Rees NMIS

Sian Lloyd Rees

UK MD Awen Solutions

Sian in an industrial member of the NMIS Board.

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Neil Logan

Former CEO and Co-Founder of Incremental Group

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Dr Carol Marsh NMIS

Dr Carol Marsh OBE

Head of Digital Systems, Celestia-UK

Carol is an industrial member of the NMIS Board.

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Stephen McArthur NMIS University of Strathclyde

Stephen McArthur

Associate Principal and Executive Dean of Engineering, University of Strathclyde

Stephen is an academic member of the NMIS Board

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Professor Jim McDonald NMIS Board Member

Professor Sir Jim McDonald

Principal, University of Strathclyde

Professor Sir Jim McDonald is the Chair of the NMIS Board

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Keith Ridgway - NMIS Senior Team Member

Professor Keith Ridgway

Senior Executive - Manufacturing, University of Strathclyde

Professor Keith Ridgway CBE FREng is the Senior Executive - Manufacturing at the University of Strathclyde.

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Eileen Russell

Principal Consultant at Ricardo Plc

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Derek Shaw NMIS Board Member

Derek Shaw

Commercial Director, Scottish Enterprise

Derek Shaw is the Scottish Enterprise representative member for the NMIS Board

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Harpinder Singh Phull NMIS

Dr Harpinder Singh Phull

Head of R&T Boeing UK

Harpinder is an industrial member of the NMIS Board.

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Nicola Spence NMIS Board Member

Nicola Spence

Director, Airbus Programme, Spirit AeroSystems

Nicola Spence is an industrial member of the NMIS Board

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Ian Wood NMIS Board Member

Sir Ian Wood

Positions held at: J W Holdings Ltd; The Wood Foundation; Opportunity North East

Sir Ian Wood is an industrial member of the NMIS Board.

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