Meet our Board

Chaired by Professor Sir Jim McDonald, the Principal of the University of Strathclyde, the NMIS Board plays a vital role in driving the NMIS Group to achieve its ambitious objectives and ultimately, shaping the future of the manufacturing industry across the UK.

The NMIS Board is reflective of the national landscape in advanced manufacturing and comprises leading experts in their field from industry, academia, and government agencies. 

Professor Jim McDonald NMIS Board Member

Professor Sir Jim McDonald

Principal, University of Strathclyde

Professor Sir Jim McDonald is the Chair of the NMIS Board

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Atilla Incecik NMIS Board Member

Professor Atilla Incecik

Dean of Engineering, University of Strathclyde

Atilla is an academic member of the NMIS Board.

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John Reid - NMIS Senior Team Member CEO

John Reid

Chief Executive Officer, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

John is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland and member of the NMIS Board.

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Keith Ridgway - NMIS Senior Team Member

Professor Keith Ridgway

Executive Chair, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Keith Ridgway is the Executive Chair of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland and a member of the NMIS Board.

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Derek Shaw NMIS Board Member

Derek Shaw

Commercial Director, Scottish Enterprise

Derek Shaw is the Scottish Enterprise representative member for the NMIS Board

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Nicola Spence NMIS Board Member

Nicola Spence

Director, Airbus Program, Spirit AeroSystems

Nicola Spence is an industrial member of the NMIS Board

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Ian Wood NMIS Board Member

Sir Ian Wood

Positions held at: J W Holdings Ltd; The Wood Foundation; Opportunity North East

Sir Ian Wood is an industrial member of the NMIS Board.

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