The Aerospace Technology Institute employs 28 people across two sites: Martell House in Cranfield, and Midford Place in London. We are organised into the Executive Management Team, Corporate Development, Strategy, Technology & Operations teams. Many of our employees have previously worked within Government or the aerospace or related sectors.

We also have 11 members of our Board, representing Government, industry and academia – and we are very grateful for their guidance and commitment.

 

Women in Aviation & Aerospace Charter

The ATI is proud to be one of the first signatories of the Women in Aviation & Aerospace Charter, which was launched at the Farnborough Airshow in July 2018. This conscious commitment to gender diversity and inclusion at all levels in the aerospace and aviation industry will help to create a more robust, informed sector which has opportunities for everyone.

The ATI promotes a balanced, inclusive working environment in which people are empowered to make their own contributions.

Gary Elliott

Gary Elliott

Chief Executive Officer

Gary Elliott is Chief Executive of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI). Appointed with the remit to establish the Institute and create a technology investment process…

Dr Kedar Pandya

Dr Kedar Pandya

Kedar is currently Associate Director for Business Engagement at EPSRC. This role involves working with EPSRC’s strategic industry partners and the wider business community to…

Gavin Campbell

Gavin Campbell

Gavin Campbell is Director Engineering & Technology Development at Bombardier in Belfast, he has worked at Short Brothers PLC and Bombardier Aerospace since graduating with…

Simon Edmonds

Simon Edmonds

Simon Edmonds joined Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) in January 2013 from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Simon was the…

Chris Gear

Chris Gear

Chris is the current VP Global Engineering for GKN Aerospace and holds an MSc Degree in Aircraft Design from Cranfield College of Aeronautics, is a…

Michael Harper (Independent Non-Executive Director)

Michael Harper (Independent Non-Executive Director)

Michael Harper has been a member of the Aerospace Technology Institute’s board since September 2014. He was born in 1945 and educated in his native…

Stephen Henwood CBE

Stephen Henwood CBE

Stephen worked for BAE Systems from 1992 to 2006 in financial and general management roles. He was Group Director of Financial Control and Accountancy at…

Deborah Keith (Independent Non-Executive Director)

Deborah Keith (Independent Non-Executive Director)

Dr Deborah Keith, recently Global Head of R&D Partnerships at Syngenta, where she focussed on External Collaboration and Adjacent Technologies. Her focus over the last…

Alan Newby

Alan Newby

Alan is the Director of Aerospace Technology and Future Programmes at Rolls-Royce. In this role he is responsible for new product development across the aerospace…

Gary Elliott

Gary Elliott

Chief Executive Officer

Gary Elliott is Chief Executive of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI). Appointed with the remit to establish the Institute and create a technology investment process…

James McMicking

James McMicking

Chief Strategy Officer

James is the Chief Strategy Officer at the ATI, accountable for strategy, market and economic insight, programme management and business operations. James’ role involves a…

Malcolm Scott

Malcolm Scott

Corporate Development Officer

Malcolm was appointed corporate development officer of the Aerospace Technology Institute in September 2014, with responsibility for relations with the UK government and European institutions.…

Dr Simon Weeks

Dr Simon Weeks

Chief Technology Officer

Dr Simon Weeks was appointed Chief Technology Officer of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) in September 2014, assuming responsibility for technology leadership of the ATI.…

Nour Eid

Nour Eid

Technologist

Nour joined the ATI’s Technology Team in October last year (2017). Nour’s role is to assess project proposals submitted to the ATI from UK aerospace…

Stuart Gates

Stuart Gates

Lead Technologist: Aerodynamics

Stuart is the Aerospace Technology Institute's (ATI) Lead Technologist - the Institute’s specialist for aerodynamics, and the focal point for industry, research establishments and academia,…

Izabela Solomon

Izabela Solomon

Management Accountant

Izabela joined the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) as Assistant Management Accountant in April 2017. Reporting to the ATI's Head of Finance, Izabela assists in the…

Julie Etherden

Julie Etherden

Office Manager and PA to CTO

Anthony Silk

Anthony Silk

HR Manager

Anthony joined the ATI in October 2018 and is responsible for all elements of Human Resources. This includes recruitment, induction, policy compliance, employee engagement, personnel…

Rachel Power

Rachel Power

Head of Strategy - Innovation and Engagement

Emily Weeks

Emily Weeks

Communications Manager

Emily joined the ATI as Communications Manager in December 2018 and is responsible for creating content for the ATI’s publications including newsletters, website and social…

David Debney

David Debney

Head of Technology - Whole Aircraft

Kaiser Siddiqui

Kaiser Siddiqui

Lead Technologist: Systems

Kaiser joined the ATI in mid-2018 as a key member of the Technology team. He is responsible for exploring and understanding current technologies and roadmaps…

Edward Andrews

Edward Andrews

Technologist

Edward Andrews is one of ATI’s Technologists, working in the Strategy & Integration team. Edward’s role is focused on delivering key activities to develop the…

Enza Canzoneri

Enza Canzoneri

Finance Assistant

Enza joined the ATI as Finance Assistant in 2015. Working in the Institute’s accounts payable team, Enza’s role is largely focused around providing financial and…

Natasha Coomber

Natasha Coomber

Executive Assistant

Natasha joined the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) in February 2017 to support the Executive Management team and manage the Institute’s central London office. As Executive…

Ann Dysiewicz

Ann Dysiewicz

Project Manager (Events & Operations)

Around one year on from when we first published a profile of Ann, we caught up with her to see what developments the last 12…

Tommy Edgar

Tommy Edgar

Strategic Portfolio Manager

Having joined the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) ten months ago as the Institute’s Strategic Portfolio Manager, Tommy is responsible for providing strategic leadership to the…

Dr Cristina Garcia-Duffy

Dr Cristina Garcia-Duffy

Head of Technology - Strategy & Integration

Cristina’s passion for finding creative solutions to difficult problems and exploring ways to make a difference, along with her commitment and desire to progress, have…

Michaela Little

Michaela Little

Head of Finance

Chris Low

Chris Low

International R&D Engagement Manager

Chris has been with the Aerospace Technology Institute since it was established in 2013, and was part of the initial team that helped to set…

William McClintock

William McClintock

Strategy Associate

As the Aerospace Technology Institute’s (ATI) Strategy Associate, William works closely with the Institute’s Chief Strategy Officer, Strategy Manager and Senior Economist to support the…

Scott Pendry

Scott Pendry

Head of International R&D and Policy Engagement

Scott’s career to date has focused on leading projects involving political or regulatory engagement. He is an experienced programme and project manager and oversees the…

Mark Scully

Mark Scully

Head of Technology (Advanced Systems & Propulsion)

Mark Scully, one of the ATI’s Heads of Technology, is responsible for leading two of the four technology themes identified in the Institute’s Raising Ambition…

Dr Alice Stitt

Dr Alice Stitt

Technologist

As a Technologist for the ATI, working in the Whole Aircraft team, Alice carries out whole aircraft modelling and supports the development of a whole…

John Warehand

John Warehand

Head of Communications

Almost a year on from when we first published a profile of John, we caught up with him to see what developments the last 12…

Peter Willis

Peter Willis

Senior Economist

Peter Willis, ATI’s Economist, joined the Institute in 2015. Peter works closely with both Government and industry, to assess the economic impact on the aerospace…