• Mr Timothy John Williams, Chair of Trustees (CEO, Welsh Automotive Forum)
After an engineering career with Williams Holdings Plc, which consisted of foundry and precision engineering companies, Tim was appointed in 1999 as Chief Executive of the Welsh Automotive Forum, which represents the interests of the automotive (manufacturing) sector in Wales which consists of 150 companies, 20,000 people with a combined turnover of £3bn. During this time, Tim attended the MBA programme at Henley Management College, and was also appointed a non executive director of TEC South East Wales, Careers Wales and Business in Focus and was a founder member of the Wales Management Council.
• Mr John Roger Evans MBE (Schaeffler)
• Dr Benjamin Evans (Associate Professor, Swansea University Engineering)
Ben is an Associate Professor in Aerospace Engineering and sits on the design team for the BLOODHOUND SSC Land Speed Record project. Dr Evans's research interests range from computational shape optimisation and high speed aerodynamic modelling to molecular gas dynamics simulation. He also has interests in engineering public engagement and engineering education.
• Professor Rossi Setchi (Cardiff University, Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Research Theme)
Rossi Setchi is Professor in High-Value Manufacturing, Deputy Head of School and Director of Research at the School of Engineering. She has a distinguished track record of research in a range of areas including AI, robotics, systems engineering, manufacturing, industrial sustainability, Cyber-Physical Systems and Industry 4.0, and, in particular, has built an international reputation for excellence in knowledge-based systems, computational semantics and human-machine systems.
• Mr Geraint Roberts (Engineering Director, Lion Laboratories)
• Jessica Jones
Jessica Leigh Jones is a former student of the Engineering Education Scheme Wales. Her fibre optic sensing technology was patented and she became the first female UK Young Engineer of the Year in 2012.
Jessica is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of iungo solutions, the start-up with a vision to create an international brand for apprenticeships. She is Vice Chair of WJEC/Eduqas and a Non-Executive Director of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. Jessica has been appointed a Visiting Professor for Employability and Professional Skills at the University of Wales Trinity St David through the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Jessica is a Chartered Quality Professional and Associate Member of the CIPD. She has received the Freedom of the City of London and featured in the 2018 Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list and the 2020 Who’s Who list of influential people affecting British life.
• Dr Ian Mabbett (Associate Professor, Swansea University Chemistry)
Ian joined the College of Science in 2016 and has worked to reintroduce Chemistry back into their undergraduate portfolio. He had a particular interest in making this a success, having graduated with an MChem from Swansea prior to the closure of undergraduate teaching. His MChem included a year in industry at 3M where he developed a love of industrial coatings. After graduation he carried out an EngD in the corrosion and coatings group in the Materials Research Centre in the College of Engineering, sponsored by Corus and BASF, working with the coil coating industry on ultrafast curing of high-performance coatings.
• David Phillips