David Skipp is Manager, UK Research and Advanced Engineering at Ford Motor Company. In this role since January 2015, David is responsible for running collaborative research projects in the UK in association with University, SME, Supply Chain and other industry partners. David works closely with a number of industry bodies, and has been active within a number of UK Automotive Council working groups.
In his previous role, David was Manager, Sustainability Planning & Strategy, responsible for Emissions, CO2, and Powertrain Technology strategies and resulting future product plans for Ford Of Europe markets. Prior to that, David was Manager, Gasoline Powertrain Development, responsible for gasoline engine development and calibration.
Since graduating from Brunel University with a multi-discipline engineering degree, David has held a number of Powertrain Development, Vehicle Development, and Product Planning roles in over 20 years at Ford Motor Company.