Prof. Jacqui Murray

Jacqui is a specialist in materials engineering, regulation and transformational change. Spending the early part of her career as a mechanical property and galvanising specialist in the Steel industry. Following her C.Eng, M.Eng. and MBA, she moved into industrial environmental regulation policy for the Environment Agency and Welsh Government. She was the lead official for Pembroke Power Station environmental permit and led the contentious merger of three Internal Drainage Boards (flood authorities) into the newly formed Natural Resources Wales (NRW) public body in 2015. Jacqui credits these experiences as teaching her how to untangle problems, policies and legislation that inhibit successful outcomes in business, Government and Regulators.

For the past few years, she has been the Deputy Challenge Director for the £274 million Faraday Battery Challenge Programme, kicking off the programme to transform the UK world-leading in automotive battery technology by 2027. Jacqui is now employed as Chief Operating Officer at National Manufacturing Institute Scotland.

Outside of work, she is Formula 1 fan, a mum of two, Member of the Welsh Government’s WISTEM Board, Chair of the Industry Subgroup and an active STEM Ambassador. This year she worked with RMA Sandhurst and delivered a WISE STEM event to 2000 teenagers and HRH Princess Anne.

Jacqui is a Chartered Engineer and Environmentalist, Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers and Freeman of the City of London.