Iain Gray, Chief Executive, Technology Strategy Board
From: National Manufacturing Debate, 30 May 2012, Cranfield University
28 May 2012 Manufacturing channel
The National Manufacturing Debate 2012. The main theme of the event will be 'Enhancing the Supply Chain for Growth'.
Iain Gray joined the Technology Strategy Board as Chief Executive in 2007, following its establishment as an executive non-departmental public body. Prior to joining the Technology Strategy Board, Iain was Managing Director and General Manager of Airbus UK, whose Bristol operation he joined when it was still part of British Aerospace.
Iain Gray completed his early education in Aberdeen, culminating in an Engineering Science honours degree at Aberdeen University. In addition, he gained a Masters of Philosophy at Southampton University in 1989 and has received Honorary Doctorates from Bath, Bristol, Aberdeen and Aston Universities in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2011 respectively.
Iain is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers; a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and in 2007 was awarded the Royal Aeronautical Society Gold Medal. In 2011 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is a Board Member of Engineering UK, a Governor of the University of the West of England, a Board Member of SEMTA and a Board Member of Energy Technologies Institute.
As Chief Executive of the Technology Strategy Board, Iain is the operational head of the organisation as it assumes its leading role in driving the UKâ€™s technology and innovation strategy.
Iain is married to Rhona and has four children.