All corners of manufacturing are covered in this year’s shortlist for the First Women of Manufacturing:
Leigh Carnes, operations director, Manufacturing Technology Centre…
- Instrumental in the development of the Manufacturing Technology Centre in 2010;
- MTC operating at 2018 levels compared with original projections;
- Developing plans for a £35m investment in a 12,000 sq m high-ecurity manufacturing and systems integration centre; and
- Dedicated to helping drive the growth in UK manufacturing GDP to be greater than 20 per cent by 2020.
Judith Hackitt, chair, Health and Safety Executive…
- First female chair of the Health and Safety Executive;
- One of only four female students to be accepted into Imperial College to study chemical engineering;
- On moving to the HSE, Judith committed herself to arguably one the hardest jobs in Britain, focusing the public debate on real risks, not ‘elf and safety’ trivia; and
- President-elect of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.
Jacqui Miller, global sales and marketing director, Miller International…
- The family firm’s strapline is “Ground-breaking” and Jacqui’s led the sales and marketing;
- Led the breakthrough into the US, the establishment of a JV in China and the development of Miller China;
- Leading the roll-out of the Miller offer to Russia and Australia; and
- “As the first woman in a man’s world, when I set out on my journey in the construction, quarrying, mining and associated industries I never actually considered the road ahead, I just instinctively knew I would manage”.
Jennifer Osbaldestin, Type 45 programme director, BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships…
- First female programme director within BAE Systems Naval Ships, responsible for building the Type 45 destroyer;
- First industry representative to lead a joint acceptance team from the Ministry of Defence and BAE Systems in the delivery of Type 45;
- Key speaker at the inaugural Royal United Services Institute Women in Defence and Security Leadership Conference; and
- Committed to to communicating opportunities to young women thinking about a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Ingrid Pears MBE, glass designer & maker, Ingrid Pears Hot Glass Studio…
- Breaking new ground in techniques, technology and the creation of unique glass art;
- Set up the first ever creative trade mission to New Delhi, India in 2011; and
- Currently researching and building the first ever glass furnace in the Himalayas.
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