Transforming Construction Alliance Board
Neil was involved in developing the original Advantage West Midlands business case for the Manufacturing Technology Centre and was involved as a member since its inception. Neil left his position as Business Growth Director at Aero Engine Controls in April 2012 to join the MTC full time as Strategic Development Director.
Neil is a chartered mechanical engineer who started his career in the automotive sector with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, before moving into chassis and vehicle engineering management in the light commercial vehicle sector.
In 2001 he moved into Aerospace undertaking a number of business management and technical roles within TRW and then Goodrich. It was while he was Research and Technology Director that he realised he got the best return on investment from manufacturing rather than product research.
Since that time Neil has been actively involved in championing manufacturing to help rebalance the economy. For several years Neil has been deeply involved in a number of government and industry collaborations to develop the aerospace and other electronics sectors; promote technology and innovation and support the UK SME and supply chain companies. He led the development of the first national technology roadmap for the Aerospace equipment sector and is the Midlands Aerospace Alliance board member responsible for delivery of the highly successful ATEP programme, supporting supply chain companies in the Midlands.
Dr Martin Ganley
Martin joined BRE in 2011 and is responsible for business areas covering the testing and certification of products and services. This includes fire detection, fire system installers, security, microgeneration, BIM (Building Information Modelling) and ISO auditing. He is also the lead for BRE’s Smart Homes and Buildings activities which covers research, smart demonstrators, the development of training, standards and guidance across the areas of connectivity, cyber security, energy, health and wellbeing, safety and security, construction and installation.
Prior to BRE, Martin worked in engineering consultancy, concentrating mainly on radiocommunications and working across construction, rail, defence and aerospace sectors.
Professor Andy Neely
Professor Andy Neely is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations at the University of Cambridge and former Head of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). He is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College and Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain and Founding Director of the Cambridge Service Alliance. He is widely recognised for his work on the servitization of manufacturing, as well as his work on performance measurement and management. Previously he has held appointments at Cranfield University, London Business School, Cambridge University, where he was a Fellow of Churchill College, Nottingham University, where he completed his PhD and British Aerospace. He was Deputy Director of AIM Research – the UK’s management research initiative – from 2003 until 2012 and was elected a Fellow of the Sunningdale Institute in 2005, a Fellow of the British Academy of Management in 2007, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2008 and a Fellow of the European Operations Management Association in 2009.