The Role of Government in Promoting Innovation



Iain Gray
Chief Executive, The Technology Strategy Board 

Iain Gray is currently Chief Executive of the Technology Strategy Board (TSB).

Previous to this, Iain was Managing Director and General Manager of Airbus UK. Iain joined Airbus in 1979 and rose through the rank to occupy a variety of senior positions within the company before ultimately being named as Managing Director, in this role Iain was also Head of the A380 Wing project. Iain is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Council Member of the Society of British Aerospace Companies and Chairman of the Business and Industry Panel of the Engineering Technology Board.

Kevin Gell
Managing Director, Tessella

Kevin Gell is Managing Director of Tessella Support Services, a physics-based software consultancy, which Kevin has led for the past 28 years.  Tessella work with a wide range of companies and industries and have within their portfolio several public sector contracts. But to date, I believe, they have not been working through the TSB.

Kevin obtained a physics degree from the University of Birmingham and began his career at IBM as an Analyst Programmer before founding Tessella in 1980. Tessella are a member of the Institute’s Corporate Affiliates Network.

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