Mr Colin Smith CBE FREng FRS
Director, Engineering and Technology, Rolls-Royce plc
Colin Smith is an extremely able engineer with exceptional technical and personal skills blending a combination of theory and pragmatism to lead around 16,000 professional engineers for one of the UK’s premier engineering companies. He has progressed through Rolls-Royce plc, being appointed to the Main Board in 2005. As an Executive Director of the company, Colin’s main responsibility is to direct and lead the total engineering activity from envisioning future technology, investment in research, delivering development programmes and trouble-free service of its products. Colin’s ability to integrate advanced technologies has enabled Rolls-Royce to make a sustained contribution to the UK.