John is the Project Lead for Aerospace at Innovate UK. He leads on strategy for the Innovate UK Aerospace programme and supports the delivery of the Aerospace Technology Institute programme, a £2bn investment by government and industry to grow the competitive position of the UK aerospace sector.
John joined Innovate UK in 2009 as Lead Technologist for Advanced Materials. His technical expertise is in materials science and instrumentation, specialising in structural heath monitoring and the prevention of corrosion and degradation of materials in demanding environments. He is a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
Prior to joining Innovate UK, John spent more than 15 years in the private sector working in a variety of roles including engineering consultancy, technology transfer, business development and strategic management positions.