Automobile Division: How we are governed

Annual General Meeting Notice 2018

The annual refresh of the Automobile Division Board is approaching and there are vacancies available for three year term. Any Corporate Member can be proposed.  

Additional nominations are welcome; the following information is required by Thursday 24 May 2018, to Governance & Engagement,

  • Support from two corporate IMechE members of the Automobile Division
  • Consent of the person nominated
  • Brief biographical notes and photograph.

The results will be announced at the Automobile Division’s 72nd Annual General Meeting, taking place on Thursday 28 June 2018, at IMechE HQ, One Birdcage Walk, London.  The meeting, which will also consider the divisional annual report, will take place before the prize-giving and lecture.

For more information about the lecture, please contact the Events Department, tel: +44 (0)207 973 1251   email:

Executive Committee

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


Mr J Bickerton - Chair

Reading Buses

Dr G Davis - Past Chair


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


Mr J Barry

Jaguar Land Rover

Mrs L Bingley


Dr M Blundell

Coventry University 

Mr Arwel Davies

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

Automobile division also has 11 regional centres each with its own regional committee

Get in touch

If you have a question or would like to get involved, contact us.

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