Professor Keith Ridgway

Professor Keith Ridgway

Member of the Academic Assurance Committee


Keith is Chair of Industry Wales and Founder and Executive Chair of the National Manufacturing Institute, Scotland and Advanced Forming Research Centre at the University of Strathclyde.

Keith was the co-founder of the AMRC at the University of Sheffield and was the Executive Dean from 2000-2019. He also established the Nuclear AMRC and AMRC Training Centre and led the expansion of the AMRC, establishing new Centres in North Wales and Preston. When Keith left in 2019, the AMRC employed almost 700 people and had a turnover of £80 million per annum.

Keith was awarded an OBE for services to UK manufacturing industry in June 2005 and a CBE for services to UK manufacturing industry in January 2012. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the City of Guilds London Institute, and the Royal Institute of Naval Architects. in 2012 he was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Keith advises government officials in the UK and overseas.

Keith is a Member of the Academic Assurance Committee.

Period of office: August 2021 - July 2024

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