Geoff Baker is an entrepreneur and engineer with a distinguished international career. He now works independently to establish and advise engineering and high-tech businesses at all stages of their development, while continuing to support the advancement of the engineering profession.
Geoff has founded two successful engineering companies, the ATL Group, a leading technical services company in the industrial, defence, oil and gas markets which was sold to Bureau Veritas, and Plant Asset Management Ltd, which was subsequently acquired by FTSE oil services company, Petrofac. Following both acquisitions, Geoff held senior executive positions of Chief Executive and Senior Vice President respectively within these organisations.
Prior to this, he worked at SDRC Engineering Services Ltd, the National Nuclear Corporation and the British Aircraft Corporation where he served a 5-year Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
In addition to his personal business interests, Geoff works hard to advance and promote the engineering profession through his three major passions; the encouragement of innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering; inspiring young people into engineering and helping to instigate change in the engineering profession, which he believes is required to make it more relevant and responsive to needs of society. He is the Founder of Entrepreneurial Engineers, established to encourage entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and corporate venturing within engineering. He is an active supporter of Southampton University’s Future Worlds, created to help start-ups, spinouts and projects at the University.
Geoff has global business experience and has established business operations in Europe, America, the Middle East, Malaysia and Australia. He was also one of the founding Non-Executive Directors of The FSE Group formed by the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) to provide sources of finance and advice to companies in the UK.
Geoff has been an active Member of the Institution since his early career. He has served several terms on Council and sat on a variety boards and committees throughout his career.