Meet our leadership team

Chris Courtney NMIS

Chris Courtney

Chief Executive Officer, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Chris was appointed in October 2022 as Chief Executive Officer.

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Iain Bomphray - NMIS Senior Team Member

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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Stuart Laidlaw

Interim Head of Operations, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

NMIS welcomed Stuart Laidlaw as Interim Head of Operations in 2022.

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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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A portrait shot of Stewart McKinlay of 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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Andrew Sherlock

Director of Data-Driven Manufacturing, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Andrew is Director of Data-Driven Manufacturing at NMIS Digital Factory.

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Brad Wynne

Research Director, Advanced Forming Research Centre

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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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