Jon Horsley is the Programme Director for the new Digital Engineering & Test Centre based on Olympic Park, London. The DETC is also the first spoke of the Advanced Propulsion Centre and will develop technology to bring advanced digital techniques into automotive powertrain design, manufacturing, and test. A key component of this work will be the engagement with the emergent gaming sector and use of high-power computing.
Before joining the DETC, Jon was Automotive Lead Technologist at InnovateUK (formerly Technology Strategy Board) for five years, designing and implementing approximately £40m worth of UK grant-funding programmes to support the various UK automotive sectors.
Prior to that, in 2008, Jon read a Carbon Management MBA at University of East Anglia, and before then, held a number of posts within powertrain development over a 17-year career with Zytek including leading the EV/HEV group from 1998-2002 and, latterly as a director of the JV with Continental Engineering Services GmbH.