Meet Key People

Meet the people behind Doncaster UTC

 

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Dan Fell

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR DONCASTER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Dan has worked for the Chamber for fifteen years and had the privilege of being CEO for the last four years (becoming the youngest ever CEO of an accredited UK Chamber of Commerce when he took the reins). In that time Dan has led the organisation to…
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Melissa Flett

GROUP HR DIRECTOR AT POLYPIPE GROUP PLC

Melissa’s additional positions involve being a Member of the Doncaster UTC trust, taking on the additional role of a workstream lead for the HR & Staffing committee and sitting on the UTC Project Steering Group. Melissa’s other responsibilities are…
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Paul Stockhill

OWNER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF AGEMASPARK LTD

Paul has been involved in engineering as a toolmaker and managing engineering companies for over 49 years, having started work at 17 as an apprentice toolmaker for Crompton Parkinson. Agemaspark started In October 2002 with an investment of over…
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Professor Samantha Twiselton OBE

DIRECTOR OF SHEFFIELD INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION AT SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

Sam has been heavily involved in influencing Government policy on teacher education and was a member of the advisory panel for the DfE Carter Review of ITT, the DfE Expert Behaviour Management Panel chaired by Tom Bennett and currently sits on the…
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Nikki Jones

DIRECTOR OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING RESEARCH CENTRE TRAINING CENTRE (AMRC-TC)

The University of Sheffield’s flagship training centre is based in Rotherham. Prior to this Nikki was the Assistant Principal for Employer Engagement at Barnsley College for six years. She has a passion for education and in particular apprenticeships…
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Chris Weatherall

MANAGING DIRECTOR: WABTEC RAIL

Chris began his career at Brush in 1978 as an apprentice. After a 4-year stint at Royal Ordnance, Chris returned to Brush and undertook a number of roles including Production Manager and was pivotal in driving Brush into refurbishment in the mid…
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Jodi Savage

CONTRACT MANAGER: WABTEC RAIL

Jodi began her career in the rail industry 14 years ago and works as a Contract Manager in the Commercial department. Jodi’s main responsibility is to secure work for the business therefore relationship management and tendering capabilities are…
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Jack Pendle

ENGINEERING DIRECTOR AT VOLKERRAIL

Jack is based in Doncaster and has over 50 years’ experience in the rail industry commencing with an engineering apprenticeship with British Rail in August 1967 through to the present day as engineering director for an industry leader in the rail…
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Richard Walsh

MANAGING DIRECTOR AT PENNINE STONE

Richard has been the Managing Director of Pennine Stone Ltd for over 10 years, having worked for the Haddonstone Group in various roles and locations for over 22 years, including positions based in Northampton, Doncaster, Norfolk and Colorado USA. He…
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Lee Tilman

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR STRATEGY AND PERFORMANCE AT DONCASTER COUNCIL

Lee has over 20 years public service experience in a variety of roles including Planning, Economic Development, Education and Skills and Policy and Performance. A former school governor, Lee has been a member of the UTC project steering group from…
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Dr Alasdair Strachan

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND CONSULTANT ANAESTHETIST AT DONCASTER & BASSETLAW TEACHING HOSPITALS

In his role as Director of Education, Alasdair oversees the training of all 6500 staff as well as the training delivered to apprentices, students and postgraduate medical trainees. He is Academic Lead for Innovation and Development in Clinical…
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Michael Wilkinson

DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR OF FROG EDUCATION

Michael joined Frog in 2014 following their acquisition of the company he founded in 2006, i-education, best known as creators of the pioneering games-based learning company ‘I am learning’. In the 8 years of running the company, I am learning…
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Clair Mowbray

CHIEF EXECUTIVE AT NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR HIGH SPEED RAIL

Clair was appointed Chief Executive in September 2016. Clair’s involvement with the National College started in 2014 when she joined HS2 Ltd to lead on its development. Since then Clair has been instrumental in taking the project from concept through…
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Sue Armstrong

CHARTERED CIVIL ENGINEER DEPUTY, DIRECTOR OF WOMEN IN ENGINEERING, RECRUITMENT AND CAREERS MANAGER IN THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Sue has 40 years’ experience spanning the commercial construction sector and higher education. During her time in industry Sue worked for small, medium and large consulting engineering companies across the UK, latterly as an associate with Arup.…
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Chris Saunders

STRATEGIC REGENERATION MANAGER AT ENGIE

Chris is based in Wath-upon-Dearne and has nearly 10 years professional experience, primarily within the construction sector. Chris joined ENGIE as a Graduate Bid Coordinator in 2010 having secured both an FDSc in the Built Environment and BSc (Hons)…
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SHAPING CAREERS
FORGING FUTURES

 

Supporters of the bid

 


  • Doncaster chamber
  • Doncaster College
  • The University of Sheffield
  • Wabtec Rail Limited
  • Women in science engineering and technology
  • Agemaspark
  • Volker Rail
  • Doncaster council
  • Hitachi Rail
  • NHS
  • Sheffield City Region
  • Polypipe
  • Keepmoat Homes
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • High Speed Rail
  • Frog
  • Pennine Stone Limited
  • Unipart Rail
  • Engie
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