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 development of the ATI strategy. William’s role is focused on analysing and exploring how the Institute can best support the UK aerospace sector, and maximise the economic impact generated through ATI supported activity and its portfolio. A core part of William’s work includes market, supply chain and economic research. In addition, William is developing new market models and investigating the potential for disruptive innovation and emerging technologies in UK aerospace.
William graduated from the University of Durham with a first-class Master of Engineering degree, specialising in Aeronautics. After graduating from university, William’s career in aerospace began at Airbus. Here he undertook various roles, including Manufacturing Engineer on the A380 final assembly line in Toulouse, a Systems Design Engineer for the A350, and Stress Engineer for A380 major wing modifications. During his time at Airbus, William was also elected for two external secondments; to the Aerospace Growth Partnership Strategy Working Group where he supported the development of UK industrial strategy, and to British Airways, assisting in composite repairs, observing maintenance, major repairs and overhauls.
As well as William’s engineering disposition, his passion lies in beautiful machines and making life fun! His most recent project is Roary, a classic red and black mini that he has completely renovated and modified – “Roary is more than just a car”, says William, “he is my pride and (mostly) joy”. William’s creativity is not limited to engineering. He loves live music and art; painting funky colourful portraits of his family!
William enjoys staying active and being outdoors, he likes nothing more than good a walk through the countryside (apart from Roary). He has played hockey for most of his life, football proficient, and dabbling in cricket and tennis!