Professor John Perkins CBE FREng
Professor John Perkins CBE FREng is an honorary professor at the University of Manchester having served as Vice President and Dean of Engineering and Physical Sciences there. He is a past President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and a former Vice President of the Academy. Until recently a Chief Scientific Adviser to Government, John was the author of the BIS Review of Engineering Skills, published in 2013. John chairs the IET’s Education and Skills Panel, and the Academic Panel at the IMechE. He advises EEF: the manufacturers’ organisation, and the National Centre for Universities and Business, on engineering and skills, as well as being involved with Primary Engineer and the Talent Retention Solution. John holds a Diploma in Higher Education from the University of London.