EngineeringUK chief executive to leave in July after eight years

EngineeringUK chief executive, Paul Jackson, has decided to move on from his role after eight years, and will leave EngineeringUK in July 2017.

EngineeringUK is the not-for-profit organisation, which works in partnership with the engineering community to promote the vital role of engineers and engineering and to inspire the next generation. 

Jackson originally trained as an engineer and spent the early part of his career at ERA Technology before moving to the technology media. After a series of roles within United Business Media, he moved to the Institution of Electrical Engineers, now the Institution of Engineering and Technology, later becoming director of professional operations. Most recently, he was executive director of Jasia, a company he established to support membership and media organisations in their strategic development.

Commenting on Jackson’s decision to move on, Malcolm Brinded, chairman of the EngineeringUK board, said: “During Paul's tenure, we have built the Big Bang and Tomorrow's Engineers programmes to reach almost half a million children per year, and are seeing encouraging signs of increased enthusiasm and choice of STEM subjects and engineering by young people.

“This has only been possible by the support of industry and the many charities, schools, colleges and universities who have been willing to pool their resources, as well as close cooperation with the Royal Academy of Engineering and all the professional engineering Institutions. These are both themes that the board is determined to build on in the future.

“The annual Engineering UK report has become an invaluable ‘go-to’ source of information about supply and demand for engineers in the UK. The process of selecting a successor is in train, but Paul will be a hard act to follow. The Board of Trustees is highly appreciative of the contributions that Paul has made to this successful record and wish him well in his future career.”

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