The High Value Manufacturing Catapult, which stimulates and supports the commercial application of new technologies through the development of innovative manufacturing processes, has appointed Allan Cook, CBE, as its new Chair. He succeeds Bob Gilbert, CBE, who retires from the role in March 2018.
Welcoming the appointment, Dick Elsy, Chief Executive of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, said:
“I am delighted that Allan has agreed to take on the role of HVM Catapult Chair. His insight and experience will help us as we work to help UK manufacturers improve their productivity and performance through innovation.”
Commenting on his appointment, Allan Cook said:
“I am looking forward to working with fellow board members and the executive to continue the excellent progress achieved under the leadership of my predecessor, Bob Gilbert CBE. Together we will continue to inspire the Catapult’s first-class team to help UK manufacturers translate the excellence of our research base into products and processes that will improve our competitiveness and increase the UK’s share of global markets”
The High Value Manufacturing Catapult is supported by UKRI to drive the growth of the UK manufacturing sector by helping companies of all sizes incubate new technologies and bring them to commercial reality.