Steve leads the AMRC executive board, developing and strengthening relationships with new and existing industrial partners; engaging with government to identify opportunities for further strategic development; and establishing relationships with key stakeholders to ensure the continued development and investment in the Sheffield City Region and the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District.
Ben is responsible for setting the research agenda and delivery strategy to ensure that the AMRC remains at the forefront of driving innovation into industry. Having worked at the AMRC for more than 14 years, Ben previously was head of the integrated manufacturing group and Factory 2050 the world’s first research facility dedicated to reconfigurable and digitally driven manufacturing, artificial intelligence and digitally assisted assembly.
Matt has a primary focus on, and responsibility for, supporting the AMRC’s partnership network, connecting and developing opportunities to ensure the AMRC and its industrial partners maximise the benefits of our extended research and development ecosystem. Matt is also responsible for growing the business development team to support the AMRC’s expansion into new and emerging sectors critical to partner success.
Iain leads on financial management, control and business administration for the AMRC Group, ensuring the systems and processes within the AMRC meet our business needs and support the delivery of our strategy. Iain represents the AMRC as a member of the University of Sheffield finance management team and supports our work with HVM Catapult as a member of the Catapult operations group.
Beth is a member of the Business Partnering and Employee Relations team in the University of Sheffield human resources (HR) department. As HR manager she leads a small team of HR professionals who support the people strategies across the AMRC, AMRC Training Centre and Nuclear AMRC. She started working with the University of Sheffield, and the AMRC, in 2015 having previously worked with predominantly public sector organisations.
Chris oversees the delivery of all projects at the AMRC to ensure they are all completed on time, within budget and to the high standards our partners expect. Chris joined the AMRC in 2010 as a project engineer and worked his way through various roles to become head of the integrated manufacturing group and Factory 2050 - the £43 million digital factory entirely dedicated to conducting collaborative research into reconfigurable robotic, digitally assisted assembly and machining technologies.
Richard manages the development of the AMRC network of centres nationally and internationally and the viability of new centres both financially and technically. The role also sees Richard working with industry and regional authorities to enhance productivity and inward investment as part of the UK’s levelling up agenda. Richard joined the AMRC in 2008 and headed up the AMRC’s composite centre where he developed technology and research strategies.
Rab is accountable for the delivery of the AMRC's Chapter 2 Digital Transformation and ensures a digital thread is woven throughout everything the AMRC delivers. Starting at the AMRC in 2001 when just a handful of engineers occupied a single building, Rab has progressed from his original role as lead on virtual reality and simulation to now be Professor of industrial digitalisation at the University of Sheffield.
Simon leads the University of Sheffield AMRC external relations, marketing and communications activity. His focus is developing and strengthening relationships with our regional, national and international stakeholders to further our strategic objectives.