Roy began his career as an Apprentice in the Royal Navy, qualifying with an HNC in Communications and Electronic Engineering, on leaving he joined Matra Marconi Space and has worked in many areas of the business as it has progressively transformed into Airbus. He has experience in Production, Procurement, Customer feedback, Quality and now works in Engineering responsible for the support and implementation of a Digital Design and Manufacturing System. He has been involved in over 150 satellite projects and has driven lean and agile projects in all areas of the business.
Roy has been involved for the last 10 years as a STEM ambassador and is determined to develop the fascination of engineering within all levels of the education system, he is the Airbus Trustee and Enterprise Advisor at UTC Portsmouth. In the last few years Roy has become more involved in apprenticeships as the Chairman of the “Space Apprenticeship Group” leading the group to develop level 4 and 6 standards specifically for the Space Industry.