Aerospace Division: How we are governed

Annual General Meeting 2018

The annual refresh of the Aerospace Division Board is approaching. There are vacancies available for three year terms and any Corporate Member can be proposed.  

For full details and to download a nomination form please see the Aerospace Division Annual General Meeting Notice 2018.

Executive Committee

The Aerospace Division has a small Executive Committee consisting of six senior individuals ideally from aerospace industry, government and research.

Aerospace Technical Committee

This Committee focuses on the Division's forward technical programme. It is headed by one of the Division's vice-chairmen and membership comprises the chairs of the Technical Activity Committee, the chairs of the two regional centres, and representatives from our sister organisations (Institution of Engineering and Technology and Royal Aeronautical Society).

Member Outreach Committee

This committee's objectives are:
  • To provide support to all existing and prospective members
  • To increase membership by promoting the Institution/AeD as the professional home of the aerospace engineer
  • To encourage member involvement in the Institution's role as a national voice for the aerospace engineer and relevant matters of the day (especially Energy, Environment, Transport and Education)
  • To encourage member feedback to support Institution/AeD improvements

Technical Activity Committees

Regional Committees

Board and committee members

Each representative on the Board has a designated role and is responsible for executing any duties or actions relating to reporting on technical activities, links with industry, academia, government, defence, not to mention how it communicates with regions and areas.

Board Members

Andrew Bradley - Chair, RAeS


Tim Brandt - Immediate Past Chair

Frazer-Nash Consultancy 

Mr F Kirkland - Past Chair

Rolls Royce

Mr D N Barnett - Past Chair

Ministry of Defence

Professor Riti Singh CEng FIMechE FRAeS - Past Chair

Cranfield University

Ivan Dean CEng FIMechE - Vice Chair, Prizes


Group Captain Paul Lloyd MA MDA BEng CEng MIMechE

Ministry of Defence

Mr M Soltau (WAC)

John Turton CEng MIMechE MIET ARAeS (IET)

R Williams (REME)

Mr S Phillips - Young Members

Bombardier Aerospace

Mr C Elliott (MOC)**


Mr E Mason (ANW) **

BAE Systems

Wg Cdr G McNair **

Royal Air Force

Mr S Weeks (RAeS) **

Aersopace Technology Institute

Technical Activity Committees (TACS) and their members 2015/2016

Aerospace Materials and Structures

Paul Fromme, University College London - Chair

Andrew Clarke, GKN Aerospace
Peter Hopgood, Dstl
Iain Minton, Aircelle - Corresponding Member, 
Adrian Murphy, Queen's University Belfast
Malcolm Nash, RAeS Chair - Corresponding Member
Christophe Pinna, University of Sheffield
Prasad Potluri, University of Manchester
Abishek Ramesh, Airbus
Steve Reed, Member, Dstl
Bernice Robinson, MoD
Paul Robinson, Imperial College London
Pia Sartor, University of Bristol
Constantinos Soutis, University of Manchester,Past Chair
Andraz Vatovec, Aircelle


Peter Moores - Chair

John Allan, MoD
Stuart Anderson, Rolls-Royce
Nick Barnett, MoD
John Bristow, Cranfield University
Stewart Everitt, QinetiQ
Jim Hennessy, QinetiQ
Roger Holliday,  
Stephen Knowles, BAE Systems
John McColl, Civil Aviation Authority
Bob Simmons, Baines Simmons
Tracy Jane Vallance, MGAMA Group


David Cook, ASM, Consulting - Chair
Simon Weeks, Rolls-Royce - Immediate Past Chair
Peter Curtis, ARA - Past Chair

Andy Mills, University of Sheffield - IET rep


Steve Batch, Tor Prop 1
Jon Carrotte, Loughborough University
Steve Hodder, Dstl
David MacManus, Cranfield
Richard Martin, Thomas Cook
Matthew Moxon
Dr Andrew Neely, University of New South Wales
Peri Pilidis, Cranfield University
Arthur Rowe, Rolls-Royce
Susan Taylor, Loughborough University
Dr Andrew Wheeler, University of Southampton
Neil White, Dstl
Ian Whitmore, BAE Systems
Ian Wilson


Derek Clarke, Rolls-Royce - Chair
Ken Hart, University of Hertfordshire - Deputy Chair
Phil Morris - Past Chair

Peter Cornish
Frank Cunliffe
John Derry, Member, Goodrich
Neil Griffiths, Member, BAE Systems
Paul Newberry, AgustaWestland
Kathy Simmons, University of Nottingham

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