Promoting transformative technology in air transport

The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) creates the technology strategy for the UK aerospace sector and funds world-class research and development.

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Our programme


of grant funding has been awarded to UK organisations.


the total industry-matched value of the ATI Programme.


projects now make up the portfolio.



projects are currently live.


unique partners from every region of the UK.


SMEs have received grant funding.


is the average size of a project grant.


is the average number of partners per project.


UK high value jobs have been secured.


in value add and spill over to the economy so far.

Our strategy

The ATI sets the technology strategy for UK aerospace, focusing on sustainability, mobility and competitiveness.

Mark Scully

Head of Technology: Advanced Systems & Propulsion

Gavin Campbell

ATI Board Director

Dr Alice Stitt

Senior Technologist: Whole Aircraft

Nazia Hirjee

Chief Operations Officer

Stephen Ball

ATI Board Chair

Nikul Bhadasia

Senior Business Analyst

Alan Newby

ATI Board Director

Dr Alejandro Block

Senior Technologist: Sustainability, Strategy & Integration

Stuart Gates

Interim Head Of Technology: Whole Aircraft

Rachel Gillett

HR Manager

Paul Everitt

ATI Board Director

David Debney

Chief Engineer: Whole Aircraft Architecture

Janet Collyer

ATI Board Director

Will McClintock

Strategy Manager

Laura Cuss

Head of Strategy: Market & Supply Chain

Gary Elliott

Chief Executive Officer

Nathan Harrison

Communications Manager

Ben Stocks

ATI Board Director

Dr Cristina Garcia-Duffy

Head of Technology: Strategy & Integration

Michaela Little

Head of Finance

Paul Griffiths

ATI Board Director

Matthew Bailey

Senior Technologist: Structures, Manufacturing & Materials

Chris Low

International R&D Engagement Manager

Dr Naomi Allen

Senior Technologist: Whole Aircraft

Dr Kedar Pandya

ATI Board Director

Malcolm Scott

Director Special Projects

Prof Simon Weeks

Chief Technology Officer

Dr Kiran Harish

Lead Technologist: Advanced Systems & Propulsion

Ann Dysiewicz

IT Systems Manager

Beene M’membe

Advanced Technologist: Structures, Manufacturing & Materials

Julie Etherden

Officer Manager & PA to the CTO

Nour Eid

Innovation Manager

Alex Hickson

Head of Technology: Structures, Manufacturing and Materials

Simon Edmonds

ATI Board Director

Susan Schofield B.Eng P.Eng MBA

VP Strategy Civil Airframe, GKN Aerospace

Scott Pendry

Head of International R&D and Policy Engagement

Chris Gear

FlyZero Project Director

Our team

Our team is drawn from across the sector and beyond, providing stakeholders with the expertise, energy and passion to further the UK's aerospace industry.

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