Chris Earnshaw OBE FREng

Chair of Sainsbury Management Fellowships Steering Group

Chris is the Chairman of Cranfield Aerospace Limited and he has extensive experience as an executive and non-executive director in high technology and service businesses. Previously, he was a member of the BT plc Group Executive Management Board and was Group Engineering Director with responsibility for engineering and technology matters across the company worldwide. He is a past President and Chairman of the Trustees of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and former director of the Engineering and Technology Board.

Distinguished for his leadership in creating the UK’s large-scale digital telecommunications networks and network service operating platforms. He was one of the originators of the concept of global network platforms and led the building of the first truly global intelligent network.