The role of the Business and Industry Panel is to share knowledge and expertise on issues relating to the future supply of STEM skills and take action to help the development of EngineeringUK’s programmes.
Members represent some of the most influential companies in the UK from sectors across the full engineering footprint, including aerospace, automotive, construction, defence, energy & utilities and telecommunications. Business and Industry Panel Meetings take place on a quarterly basis at locations around the UK and are attended by member-designated representatives.
From 2015 the new chairman is Toby King, the CEO of Bowman Power and EngineeringUK Board member. Toby’s background is in the medical devices and renewable energy sectors. Keith Clarke, former Chief Executive of WS Atkins, Deputy Chairman of Pell Frishman and a Non-Executive Director and board member at a number of leading industry institutions chaired the Panel over the last three years.
All Corporate Member organisations also have the opportunity to attend hosted lunches or dinners in the private dining rooms of the House of Commons. These quarterly events are themed on issues relating to the supply and development of the STEM skills agenda and provide a unique interaction between policy-makers and industry.
The most recent event focused on careers advice and guidance and was hosted by Sir Peter Luff MP and attended by Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills. Previous events have included lunches with Shadow Ministers to discuss Labour’s latest thinking on skills, vocational education and regional growth, and with BIS Minister Greg Clark MP on the progress made one year on from the publication of the Perkins Review of engineering skills.
These events provide both member organisations and EngineeringUK valuable insights into what more the government, business and the engineering community can do to ensure we have the engineering skills for both now and the future ahead.
Business & Industry Panel chair: CEO of Bowman Power and EngineeringUK board member
Corporate member sectors include: Aerospace, Automotive, Computing & IT, Construction, Defence Engineering, Energy & Utilities, Engineering, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Qualification Providers, Recruitment, Science & Technology and Transportation.
Airbus UK, Engineering Business Support Manager
Anglo American, Group Director, Technical & Sustainability
AQA, Sector Strategist - Engineering Technical & Vocational Education
ARM, Corporate Responsibility Manager
ARUP, Resourcing Manager - UKMEA
Atkins, Director of Technical Learning & Development
Caterpillar, EAME Future Talent Development Manager & HR Manager, HSD Peterborough
CH2M Hill, Director of European Corporate Affairs
City & Guilds, Head of Industry, Products & Services
Crossrail, Acting Young Crossrail Programme Manager
Cummins, DTC Analysis Manager
Doosan, Power Systems Corporate Communications Director
E.ON, Head of the Engineering Academy
Finmeccanica, Head of Engineering Projects
GE, Head of Community Relations, GE UK & Ireland
GSK, Apprentice Lead
Jaguar Land Rover, Head of Technical Excellence
Matchtech, Managing Director
Morson, Managing Director
MWH Europe, Africa Design Director
National Grid, Head of UK Education & Skills
National Instruments, Marketing Director, Northern Europe
National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), Chief Engineer
National Skills Academy, Nuclear Regional Manager
Network Rail, Apprenticeship Scheme Manager
Nuclear Industry Association (NIA), Chief Executive
Oxford, Cambridge & RSA Qualifications (OCR), Sector Specialist (STEM), Customer Curriculum & Qualifications
OPITO (Oil & Gas), Public Affairs Manager
Pearsons, UK Business Manager (Engineering & Construction)
Rolls-Royce, Senior HR Business Partner, Engineering Function
Schneider, Electric Managing Director
Sellafield, Head of Risley Office & Engineering Improvements
Shell UK, Head of UK Social Investment & Sponsorship
Siemens, Strategy Director, Siemens Industry Sector; Value Services
Thales, Director, Emerging Talent
Transport for London, Resourcing Manager – Skills & Workforce Continuity
UK Power Networks, Head of Network Operations – London Region
Ultra Electronics, Group Human Resources Director