Automobile Division: How we are governed

Executive Committee

The Automotive Division has a small Executive Committee consisting of six senior individuals from automotive industry, research and government.

Automobile Division Board

Mr P Jones - Chair

Mr J Bickerton - Past Chair

Reading Buses

Mr J Miller - Chair of Events Programme Committee

Spiro Engineering Consultants

Professor N Vaughan - Chair of Prizes and Awards

Cranfield University

Mr P Jones CEng FIMechE - Vice Chair

Bentley Motors Ltd

Dr G Davis - Past Chair



Mr J Barry

Jaguar Land Rover

Mrs L Bingley


Dr M Blundell

Coventry University 

Mr Arwel Davies

Dr G Davis


Mr T Harris


Dr K Holmes

University of Bolton

Mr J Lowe

Trustee Board

Mr T Nicklin

Ford Motor Co Ltd

Mr T Pixton

Pixton Consulting

Mr B Simpkin


Mr F Walker

Centre Chairs

Professor C Sturgess FRSA - Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Mr A Sampat - Coventry

Jaguar Land Rover

Mr P King - East Midlands

Loughborough University

Mr A Fraser - Essex

Ford Motor Co Ltd

Mr M Scott - North West

Bentley Motors Ltd

Mr N Ashton - Oxfordshire

University of Oxford

Mr P Fussey - Southern


Mr M Lambert - Tyne Tees


Mr N Larsen - Western

University of the West of England

Mr M Priest - Yorkshire

University of Bradford

Vacant - Eastern



Regional centres

The Automobile Division has 11 regional centres which deliver a diverse range of high-quality activities and services. Each centre has its own regional committee:

Get in touch

If you have a question or would like to get involved, contact our Governance and Engagement Team:

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