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Will joined the ATI in 2017, attracted by the opportunity to influence UK aerospace and drive it towards a sustainable future. Day-to-day, Will supports the development of the ATI’s strategy and leads research into markets, the supply chain and economics. He talks with businesses to shape technology proposals and assesses against their business and economic cases, looking at each through a highly strategic lens and providing advice to the Strategic Review Committee on these investment decisions. Will’s main objective is to maximise the economic impact generated through ATI-supported activity and its technology portfolio. He is developing new market models, running advisory panels and is working hard to facilitate disruptive innovation through new mechanisms to grow start-ups within the sector.
Will is a Chartered Engineer who graduated from the University of Durham with a first-class Master of Engineering degree, specialising in Aeronautics. Will was converted to the world of strategy through a secondment to the Aerospace Growth Partnership where he supported the development of UK industrial strategy, and later built on this knowledge through Imperial Business School training and ATI mentorship. Will brings broad industry experience to the ATI Strategy team – his career in aerospace began at Airbus where he held various roles across the business including supporting the A380 final assembly in Toulouse, systems design for the A350, analysing structures for major wing modifications and even a placement at British Airways learning airline operations and assisting MRO activities.
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