Stephen Burgess

Director of Manufacturing Processes and Technology, Rolls-Royce

Stephen Burgess

Stephen Burgess has over 40 years’ experience of advanced manufacturing in Rolls-Royce, the last thirteen years as Director of Manufacturing Processes and Technology. He is the Rolls-Royce Senior Fellow for Manufacturing, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Stephen has a BSc Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering. In his current role Stephen is responsible for global Manufacturing R&D, including university research, with a particular focus on the development of a global network of cross-sector advanced manufacturing research centres. Stephen has had a long association with the HVM Catapult, chairing several of the centres’ Programme Boards and is an enthusiastic advocate of collaborative research and the establishment of strong working relationships between academia & industry. He is also on the Board of MetLase, a Rolls-Royce joint venture, and EFFRA.