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Corporate Board


 

 Dame Judith Hackitt

  Chair, Make UK                                  

Dame Judith was appointed as Chair of Make UK (formerly EEF) in April 2016.

Dame Judith was Chair of HSE from October 2007 to March 2016. She previously served as a Commissioner between 2002 and 2005. She was made a Dame in the 2015/6 New Year Honours for services to health and safety and engineering in particular for being a role model for young women. She was awarded a CBE in 2006.

Dame Judith is a chemical engineer and graduated from Imperial College in 1975. She worked in the chemicals manufacturing industry for 23 years before joining the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) in 1998. 

      

 

Stephen Phipson

Chief Executive Officer, Make UK    

Stephen Phipson is the Chief Executive of Make UK.

Stephen previously held the position of Head of the Defence and Security Organisation within the Department for International trade delivering support to UK defence and security businesses seeking to export and develop joint ventures and partnerships overseas, as well as to overseas defence and security businesses seeking to invest in the UK.

Prior to this Stephen held the position of Director for Security Industry Engagement within the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism at the Home Office where he was the Senior Responsible Owner within Government for the UK security industry.



Richard Greenway

Finance Director, Make UK

Richard joined Make UK in May 2012 as Financial Controller, progressing to Finance Director (non-board position) in 2015 and joined the Executive & Corporate Boards in March 2020.

He is responsible for the long term financial strategy and governance aspects at Make UK as well as overall responsibility for property & facilities management.

Richard is a qualified Chartered Accountant (FCA) having qualified at mid-tier UHY Hacker Young in London.
He has since held a variety of roles within the services sector, notably within technology, media and professional services businesses, most recently leading commercial support and procurement initiatives at the law firm Eversheds.



  Brian Holliday

  Managing Director, Siemens Plc           

Brian Holliday is a member of the Executive Management Board of Siemens plc and Managing Director for Siemens Digital Industries, which serves the manufacturing and infrastructure sectors. He is also Chairman of Siemens Industry Software UK. 

He is a supervisory board member for the High Value Manufacturing Catapult in addition to being a main board member for Make UK, the Manufacturers’ Organisation. 

A Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, 
Brian started his career with Texas Instruments and went on to read Computer Systems at Cardiff University before joining Siemens, the global leader in electrification, automation and digitalisation in 1993. 



  Edward Jones                               

Ed became a Non-Executive Director of Make UK in 2019 and chairs the Audit & Risk Committee. He is also a trustee of the Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund. 

Ed was Carnival UK CFO (02-18) and a key member of the management team who quadrupled the size of the P&O Cruises and Cunard Line businesses to turnover of £1.5bn. This was achieved by establishing cruising as a mainstream holiday alternative. He led the strategic process, focused on driving business performance and has strong experience of leading significant business change and risk management. Ed put in place the appropriate financial and other governance as the company grew from a small to a large scale business. 

Ed is a chartered accountant and as Head of Corporate Finance, P&O and SVP, Group Finance, P&O Princess Cruises plc (94-02), gained M&A, JV and treasury experience. 
 


  Robert Marshall

   Group Chief Executive Marshall of       Cambridge Holdings

Robert is Vice Chairman of privately-owned Marshall of Cambridge (Holdings) Ltd where he has specific responsibility for this ambitious Group’s longer-term strategy and leadership of the Group’s emerging technology investment company, Martlet.

Marshall is a fourth generation family company with annual sales of £2.5bn. The Cambridge based company is comprised of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, employing 2000 highly skilled people, Marshall Motor Holdings plc which is a top 10 motor retailer with 4000 staff, Marshall Group Property which owns Cambridge Airport and various development land in Cambridge, and Martlet, an early stage technology investment company.   Marshall is a major employer of engineers and has one of the longest running apprenticeship schemes in the UK. 

After attaining a 1st Class Degree in Engineering at Cambridge University, Robert spent 4 years in the USA as a Scientific Research Associate with Lockheed Martin, later founding a business designing and manufacturing specialist equipment for use in microbiology laboratories. 

Joining Marshall of Cambridge in 1994, Robert initially worked for Marshall Aerospace with responsibility for all engineering projects. In 2000 he was appointed Chief Executive of Marshall Specialist Vehicles and Development Director for the Marshall Group. In 2007 Robert took on the role of Executive Chairman of the Marshall Motor Holdings, and in January 2010 was appointed Chief Operating Officer for the Marshall Group and in January 2012 was appointed Chief Executive Officer.  He became Vice Chairman in 2019.

Robert is a member of the renowned Cambridge Angel group, retains a strong interest in Cambridge University and the technology scene in Cambridge. He was a founder Board Member of Cambridge Ahead and is the Founder of the Cambridge Launchpad programme which now provides industry experience for nearly 7000 school children per year in Cambridge. 

He is also Chairman of Workfinder Ltd, a new technology company which is developing and commercialising a platform to democratise work experience and eliminate the skills gap by connecting employer to pre-employed young people. 

Robert is an Alumni of Harvard Business School, a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and Vice President of the Royal Aeronautical Society Eastern Branch. He is also a keen aviator and holds a Private Pilot’s Licence.
He sits on the Board of MakeUk and is Chairman of the MakeUk Remuneration Committee. 



 

Robin Fletcher

CEO of BSA Group, comprising the BSA (Boarding Schools’ Association), SACPA (Safeguarding and Child Protection Association) and BAISIS (British Association of Independent Schools with International Students)

Chief Executive of the London-based Boarding Schools’ Association, the trade body for more than 500 state and independent boarding schools in the UK and around 75 overseas. The BSA is responsible for marketing boarding, research, government and media relations, conferences, events and professional development. It also leads on safeguarding for the boarding sector. Robin works closely with government departments, including the Department for Education, the Home Office and the MOD, and sit on the committee of the Boarding Schools Partnership, led by schools’ minister Lord Agnew.

 

Executive Board

      

 

Stephen Phipson

Chief Executive Officer, Make UK   

         

Stephen previously held the position of Head of the Defence and Security Organisation within the Department for International trade delivering support to UK defence and security businesses seeking to export and develop joint ventures and partnerships overseas, as well as to overseas defence and security businesses seeking to invest in the UK. 

Prior to this Stephen held the position of Director for Security Industry Engagement within the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism at the Home Office where he was the Senior Responsible Owner within Government for the UK security industry.



  Richard Greenway

   Finance Director, Make UK         

Richard joined Make UK in May 2012 as Financial Controller, progressing to Finance Director (non-board position) in 2015 and joined the Executive & Corporate Boards in March 2020.

He is responsible for the long term financial strategy and governance aspects at Make UK as well as overall responsibility for property & facilities management. 

Richard is a qualified Chartered Accountant (FCA) having qualified at mid-tier UHY Hacker Young in London.
He has since held a variety of roles within the services sector, notably within technology, media and professional services businesses, most recently leading commercial support and procurement initiatives at the law firm Eversheds.


 

 


  Mark Bernard

  Chief Strategy & Corporate   Development Officer, Make UK   

         

Mark is responsible for the strategic direction and marketing of Make UK in the manufacturing marketplace of today and tomorrow.

Prior to joining the company, Mark was Group Marketing Director and Chief Customer Experience Officer at Polyco Healthline Ltd where he played a leading role in transforming the business model.

He has also held senior leadership positions with Polaroid, Casio, LG and Stanley Black & Decker, and is an INSEAD alumni.


 

Ben Fletcher

Executive Director of Policy and Engagement, Make UK

Ben Fletcher is Make UK’s Executive Director of Policy and Engagement. Ben has oversight of all media, public affairs and communications work, and is responsible for promoting and representing the manufacturing and engineering sectors to key audiences in government, politics and the media across the UK and internationally, including at the EU. 

Ben also has responsibility for leading Make UK’s policy development work. This key area of the business ensures that members and the sector have access to detailed analysis of key legislative and regulatory developments, and provides a powerful voice into government, ensuring the sector has a strong role in shaping policy.

Ben joined Make UK from the London Legacy Development Corporation where he was Director of Communication, Marketing and Strategy for the largest and most successful urban regeneration programme in Europe.

Ben’s previous career spanned over 20 years in the civil service. This included leading the Home Secretary’s Strategic Policy Team, managing the 2012 Olympic Security communications programme, and establishing the Security Industry Engagement team in the Home Office and leading an international marketing campaign on behalf of British industry, successfully creating commercial opportunities in Olympic host cities such as Rio and Tokyo.



 Gareth Stace

  Director General, UK Steel                    

 Gareth became Director General of UK Steel in April 2015. Gareth has acted as the voice of the sector, during the 2015-16 steel crisis and beyond. He has clearly set out to government, MPs and the media, the steps which need to be taken to give the British steel sector a chance to compete on a level playing field, within the global marketplace.

Gareth began his career in manufacturing, first representing the milk processing industry on environment and climate change and then joining EEF in 2007, as Head of Climate & Environment Policy. Gareth is also the Executive Director of ISSB (International Steel Statistics Bureau). ISSB is uniquely placed within the global market to deliver Import/export/trade flows and related prices information from 70 Countries’ data within the metals sector.

Gareth also chairs the Manufacturers’ Climate Change Group, which represents carbon intensive sectors, including cement, ceramics, glass, paper, steel and chemicals. He also chairs the BEIS Green Economy Council Energy Intensive Industry Sub Group.

Gareth graduated from Kings College London with a degree in Environmental Science and is a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment



 Matthew Corkan

 Executive Director of Human Resources, Make UK                  

In December 2019, after 20 years with Make UK, Matthew was appointed as Executive Director of Human Resources. Matthew has been leading Make UK’s HR work since 2008 acting in various roles reporting to the former HR Board Director, and then to the Chief Operating Officer Board member from 2015. 

Matthew joined Make UK in 1999 as a HR & Legal Adviser providing HR, industrial relations and employment law advice in addition to training services for East Midlands members. As National HR Manager in 2008, Matthew was an integral part of the team that led the cultural evolution from the Regional Associations in becoming a centralised and national thinking organisation, as the body for UK manufacturing.

Before Make UK, Matthew started his HR career with British Telecom in 1987. Spending the following decade as a HR Manager within manufacturing sector and industry at Panasonic and Blue Circle Heating Group. 

Matthew has a Masters in HRM and is also a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development [CIPD].