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Vice-President for Business: Dr John Bagshaw CEng CPhys FInstP FRAeS

Term of office: October 2020-September 2024

Since 2015, John has worked as an independent consultant on the application of new technology in the defence, aerospace and civil sectors. He is on the Quantum Technology Strategic Advisory Board, providing advice on the direction of the UK’s £1bn programme.

John is a founding member of the Institute of Physics’s (IOP) Business, Innovation and Growth Group.

From 2007-2010 he was Head of the Sensor Technology Department at BAE Systems, where he was later elected a Fellow and appointed Technology Executive. For 16 years, he held senior positions in GEC-Marconi, where he led teams working on electro-optics and radio-frequency systems.

Many of the innovations he has worked on are in use in the civil, defence and aeronautics sectors. He has strong insights into the challenges of taking research through to commercial exploitation and strengthening links between physics and industry.

He was elected a chartered engineer and physicist, and a Fellow of the IOP and Royal Aeronautical Society.

John is a member of the Awards Committee and Honorary Fellows Committee, and is Chair of the Business Awards Judging Panel.