Howard Mathers CBE FREng

Chair of Engineering Leaders Scholarships Steering Group

Howard Mathers is a former Technical Director of the Ministry of Defence, with early roles in education and training of civilian and Naval engineers. He was the MoD lead on Engineering Skills, bore responsibility for the apprenticeship and graduate engineer programmes, and sponsored a range of educational programmes at Cranfield University and University College London. A naval architect by profession, his wider interests lie in the safety of complex, high hazard systems, and in the application of systems engineering principles to the in-service phase of complex systems. Having led on these in the MoD he has carried on this interest while latterly Technical Director of Babcock International’s Submarines business, and as an Engineering Consultant.