National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Meet our leadership team

Chris Courtney NMIS

Chris Courtney

Chief Executive Officer, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Chris joined NMIS in late 2022, bringing a wealth of manufacturing and industrial experience gained in previous roles including UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Challenge Director for Made Smarter.

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Iain Bomphray NMIS

Iain Bomphray

Director, Lightweight Manufacturing Centre

Iain joined in August 2019 as Director of the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC), designed to support industry access funding, skilled engineering staff, facilities and translational research.

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Jacqui Murray NMIS

Jacqui Murray

Chief Operating Officer, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Jacqui is responsible for directing the organisation’s ongoing business operations, leading a number of business-critical teams working across the whole Group including finance, health and safety

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Lynn Ohare - NMIS Senior Team Member

Lynne O'Hare

Chief Commercial Officer, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Lynne is a Chartered Engineer who joined the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) as part of its launch team in 2009 and develops the centre’s commercial activities.

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Stewart McKinlay NMIS

Stewart McKinlay

Skills Director, Manufacturing Skills Academy

Stewart McKinlay MEng combines industrial experience through start-up SMEs and international manufacturers with significant expertise in the education, training, and skills arena.

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Stephen Fitzpatrick NMIS

Stephen Fitzpatrick

Digital Factory Director, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Stephen leads the NMIS Digital Factory, one of the five specialist centres within the NMIS Group.

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Brad Wynne NMIS

Brad Wynne

Research Director, Advanced Forming Research Centre

AFRC Director, Brad Wynne, was formerly the AFRC Research Director before stepping into the new role last year.

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Keith Ridgway - NMIS Senior Team Member

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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