The role of the committee is to provide strategic direction for external affairs activities on behalf of the Trustee Board. It oversees all aspects of the Academy’s communications, public affairs and engagement activities and events programme, ensuring they are delivered in line with Royal Charter and business plan commitments.


Dame Judith Hackitt DBE FREng

Members (Fellows)

Professor Anthony Cohn FREng

Janice Crawford FREng

Professor Robin Grimes FREng

Professor Geoffrey Maitland FREng

Michelle McDowell MBE FREng

Richard Maudslay CBE FREng

Professor Saeed Zahedi OBE FREng

Ex-Officio Members

Professor Mark Miodownik (Chair of Ingenious)

Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng (Chair of Ingenia)

Members (Non-Fellows)

John Gardner

Dr Roger Highfield

Clive Cookson

Kelly Oakes

Committee secretariat

Juniour Blake