Paul McKinlay FREng

Senior Vice-President and Head of Broughton Plant, Airbus UK

Paul McKinlay, Head of the Airbus Broughton Plant, has a key role in the UK retaining and reinforcing its vital civil aircraft wing assembly capability. His world class manufacturing engineering achievements include lean production, Broughton’s outstandingly efficient new A350 manufacturing facility and the site’s very successful production involvement scheme to facilitate continuous improvement and change.

Paul McKinlay is a notably innovative and caring factory leader who avoids personal recognition, challenges inefficient practices, and fosters team ownership, striving to improve his factory continually.