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EngineeringUK appoints new Chief Executive
EngineeringUK is an independent, not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to promote the vital contribution that engineers make to our society. Today, EngineeringUK have announced the appointment of Mark Titterington as its new Chief Executive. Mark, who will join the organisation in October, has held various business leadership roles throughout his career and has a background in government relations and corporate communications. He joins EngineeringUK after more than a decade at Syngenta, one of the world's leading plant science and agriculture technology companies, where he is currently the Global Head of Corporate Affairs and a member of the Executive Team.
As a corporate member of EngineeringUK, Matchtech fully supports the aims of the organisation and actively participates in and promotes the initiatives and events they organise throughout the year like Tomorrow’s Engineers Week and the Big Bang Fair.
We’ve long been supporters of EngineeringUK and the great work the organisation does to promote engineering as a career choice to younger generations. The industry has suffered from skills shortages for years and will continue to face the challenges of meeting demand with supply for some time.
Whilst the results can take time to be seen, there is no doubt that efforts to inspire the future generation of engineers are paying off. EngineeringUK’s most recent State of Engineering report shows that in four years, the number of 11-16 year olds who would consider a career in this profession has increased from 40% to 51%.
Commenting on Mark’s appointment, EngineeringUK Chair Malcolm Brinded said: “I’m delighted to welcome Mark to EngineeringUK at an exciting time for the organisation. Mark’s business leadership experience and wide communications and policy background, together with the new perspective he brings, mean he is well placed to build on the achievements of Paul Jackson and the team, and to work with the engineering community to deliver our collective ambition to inspire tomorrow’s engineers. I very much look forward to working with him.”
Mark Titterington said: "EngineeringUK is playing a critical role in inspiring the next generation to pursue careers in engineering, which is so important for the development and prosperity of our country. I am absolutely delighted to have been given the opportunity to join the team and lead the organisation in its next phase of development".