Discussion Leaders

Role models, mentors, and board-level leaders from across the UK manufacturing's landscape unpack their stories, share their journeys and focus on ways to solve UK manufacturing most pressing skill challenges during our discussion groups.

Alison Beard-Gunter

Alison Beard-Gunter

Continuous Improvement Director, Accolade Wines

Leigh Wordsdale

Leigh Wordsdale

Heavy Duty Diesel Engineer, AMRC

Rajkaran Singh Kharbanda

Rajkaran Singh Kharbanda

Global Forcasting and Planning Manager, Siemens

Sara Nichols

Sara Nichols

HCM Director, Oracle-Netsuite

Helen Wollaston

Helen Wollaston

Chief Executive, WISE

Lorraine Sawyer

Lorraine Sawyer

Procurement Director, British Steel

Karen King

Karen King

Global Head of Brand, Imperial Leather

Laura McBrown

Laura McBrown

Managing Director, G&B Electronics

Alison Dowd

Alison Dowd

Global Director of Continuous Improvement , Dura Automotive

Sarrawat Rehman

Sarrawat Rehman

Principal Research Engineer, JRI Orthopedics

Kodi Gledhill

Kodi Gledhill

Engineering Apprentice, Coca-Cola

Maureen Askew

Maureen Askew

Senior Controller, Unipres

Susan Jones

Susan Jones

Senior Quality Systems Specialist, Tata Steel

Andrea Rodney

Andrea Rodney

Director, Hone-All Precision Ltd.

Olly Dmitriev

Olly Dmitriev

Managing Director, Vert Rotors

Fiona Anderson

Fiona Anderson

Founding Director, Koolmill Systems/ ValuingYOU

Tina Brown

Tina Brown

General Manager, Prime Print

Colin Bagnall

Colin Bagnall

Control Systems Lead, Convatec

Gayle Davie

Gayle Davie

Sales Manager, Luminati Ltd

Steph Oerton

Steph Oerton

HR Director, Semta

Baljit Kaur

Baljit Kaur

Diversity and Inclusion specialist, Innate

Grace Gilling

Grace Gilling

Managing Director, The Manufacturer