Dr Clive Hickman

BSc PhD MBA DSc(Hon) DTech(Hon) DEng(Hon) FREng CEng FIMechE


Clive Hickman Dr Clive Hickman studied at the University of Wolverhampton, Aston University and Loughborough University, and holds a BSc, PhD in mechanical engineering and an MBA.

In his career, he has been Chief Executive of Tata Motors European Technical Centre, Head of Engineering for Tata Motors India, Managing Director of Ricardo UK, Engineering Director at MIRA and Executive Engineer with Rover Group.  

He has been responsible for several vehicle programmes, including the development of the powertrain for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Bentley and the people’s car ‘Nano’.   

Currently, he is Chief Executive of the Manufacturing Technology Centre, where he is responsible for manufacturing innovation and creating a cohesive link between academia and industry.

In addition he sits on the Board of the Women’s Business Council and is Chair of the Midlands Engine Innovation Group.

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