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Dr Hamid Mughal OBE



Dr Hamid Mughal joined Council in 2008 when he became a Pro-Chancellor.  He is also a member of Remuneration Committee and Honorary Degrees Committee.

Hamid is an internationally acclaimed Manufacturing leader with over 30 years of experience in the Automotive and Aerospace Industries.  During this period he has held senior positions in a variety of disciplines ranging from Product Engineering to Operations and Supply Chain Management.  He joined Rolls-Royce in 2001 from BMW Group where he was Director of New Product Programmes.

In his current role as Director of Manufacturing, Rolls-Royce plc, Hamid is responsible for leading the Manufacturing activities and strategies across the company's manufacturing bases.  This includes the development and deployment of Manufacturing methods, standards, technologies, systems and Lean practices to achieve Best in Class performance.  He is also responsible for the professional development of the global Manufacturing community in the company.

Hamid has an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, BA in Mathematics and Technology, MSc in Production Engineering & Management and a Doctorate in Manufacturing Systems.  He has a keen interest in the latest developments in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management and contributes regularly to professional bodies in his capacity as a Pro-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham and External Professor of Manufacturing at Cranfield and Sheffield Universities.  He is a Chartered Engineer, winner of International Manufacturing Gold Medal, Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, IMechE and IET and a Board member of the UK Government's High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

Hamid passionately believes in the social and economic value of Manufacturing. He plays a leading role in the advancement of competitive Manufacturing by promoting collaborative programmes such as the Global network of Advanced Manufacturing Research Centres, the development and application of Lean Production Systems, The Future of Manufacturing project with the UK Government Office of Science and cross-sector education and training programmes for industrial leaders.

Hamid received an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) award in the 2014 New Year's Honours for services to Innovation, Technology and Manufacturing.  He has also received Honorary Doctorates in Engineering from the Universities of Sheffield, Strathclyde, Birmingham and Hertfordshire.

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