Keith Ridgway

Executive Chair, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Keith Ridgway is the Executive Chair of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland, Chair of Industry Wales and co-founder of University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing.

He first joined the Advanced Forming Research Centre, part of the University of Strathclyde, in 2016.

Professor Ridgway is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects. In 2012 he was awarded the prestigious Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

He was awarded the OBE for services to UK manufacturing industry in June 2005 and a CBE for services to Manufacturing Research In January 2012. Professor Ridgway has over 200 publications including over 80 journal articles.