Head of Equality and Diversity, University of Manchester. Director and board member of the Equality Challenge Unit who promotes equality for staff and students in higher education in the UK. Former Chair of the Higher Education Equal Opportunities Network. Member of a Ministerial Diversity Steering Group chaired by Jo Johnson, Universities and Science Minister.
Justin is Director of Strategy & Business Development for Siemens UK. Justin is a Chartered Engineer with a BEng (Hons) from the University of Salford in Computers, Management and Electronics, from where he joined Siemens in 1994 undertaking a series of engineering, product and project management roles before taking on a number of more senior, Marketing, Strategy Business Development positions within the organisation.
Justin is heavily involved in Siemens' Sustainability and corporate responsibility activity, working on how our company will become Carbon Neutral in the UK and supporting an extensive Business in Society program.
With a real passion for education and furthering the UK’s Engineering and Technology skills pipeline supports the Business & Industry panel of Engineering UK and is a longstanding member of the companies skills and talent board, currently boasting over 500 Apprentices and 200 graduates and interns who make up more than 5% of the UK workforce
A real advocate for the importance of businesses role in society through community engagement he sits on the Business in the Community (BITC) NW Advisory Board and with a desire to address educational inequality is a member of the recently founded Teach First North West Business Leadership Team.
A long standing school governor including a past chair of Altrincham Girls Grammar School he is a founder Member and Non Exec Director of Bright Futures Education a Mid Size Multi Academy Trust based in the North West.
Currently found working on Sustainability, Digitalisation, Innovation, Research & Development, Productivity, Manufacturing, and Growth and interested in anything exciting in Science and Technology, so variety is essential, but really it’s all about the people.