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Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson

Position - Chief Executive Officer

Craig joined Williams Advanced Engineering in November 2013, and in his capacity as CEO has seen the business successfully grow in automotive and motorsport, as well as apply the company’s technology and expertise into new sectors, ... Read more

Alistair Ball

Alistair Ball

Position - Chief Financial Officer

With over 20 years’ experience in finance leadership within the engineering technology sector, Alistair Ball has joined Williams Advanced Engineering as Chief Financial Officer. Alistair comes from his role as CFO for Intelligent ... Read more

James Colgate

James Colgate

Position - Chief Strategy Officer

James joins the Williams Advanced Engineering Executive Management Team as Chief Strategy Officer with responsibility for the design and execution of the company’s strategic growth plan. His role includes working with Fortescue Metal ... Read more

Sam Coughlin

Sam Coughlin

Position - Chief Operations Officer

Sam Coughlin is the Chief Operations Officer for Williams Advanced engineering, Sam is responsible for the organisational operations and delivery across the WAE business. Sam brings over 20 years of multi sector international ... Read more

Graham Belgum

Graham Belgum

Position - General Manager Green Fleet team

As General Manager for WAE’s Green Fleet team, Graham is responsible for the team delivering Tier 1 and 2 battery power solutions and products to OEM’s and customers, supporting them during deployment in the field and subsequently, repurposing the battery modules to ensure second and third life before finally recycling at the end of their lives. Read more

Rupert Finch

Rupert Finch

Position - General Counsel

Rupert joins us from Johnson Matthey Plc, where he spent 11 years. In the last 2 years he was Sector General Counsel for New Markets supporting amongst other areas its fuel cells, green hydrogen and battery systems businesses. Prior ... Read more

Paul McNamara

Paul McNamara

Position - Technical Director

Paul is responsible for overseeing the overall technical management and delivery of the company’s expanding range of projects in the automotive, motorsport, energy, defence and civil aerospace sectors. Before joining Williams, Paul ... Read more

Joe Jones

Joe Jones

Position - Technical Proposal Manager - EV Powertrain

With a BEng in Motorsport Engineering from Oxford Brookes, Joe joined WAE as a placement student in the Business Development Team before being offered a full time role in the company. Joe is now working in Advanced Battery Technology and focusing on commercialising the company’s IP and “know how” into the consumer market. Read more

Melissa He

Melissa He

Position - Senior Engineer – Advanced Battery Concepts

Melissa is a senior engineer at Williams Advanced Engineering, in Advanced Battery Technologies, leading the development of WAE’s next-generation BMS algorithms. Whilst at the company, Melissa has been extensively involved in battery / cell testing, modelling, and simulation for programmes including Extreme E, Formula E, and LMDh, just to name just a few projects. She holds degrees in Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, and Motorsport Engineering. Read more

Timothy Engstrom

Timothy Engstrom

Position - Manager - Advanced Battery Technologies

After graduating with a Master’s Degree from Imperial College London, Tim began his career at a major automotive OEM, where he was lead engineer for a hybrid battery, delivering the commodity through to a successful launch into ... Read more

Rob Millar

Rob Millar

Position - Head of Electrical

Rob started his career as an electronics engineer, working on automotive body control systems before moving into an electrical integration role in automotive systems with TWR Engineering in 1992. In 2004, he became involved with ... Read more

Stefan Jacobs

Stefan Jacobs

Position - Chief Programme Manager

Stefan is Chief Programme Manager with responsibility for the delivery of products for heavy industry applications. By developing products for volume production, solutions can then be fed into multiple platforms across a mine site to ... Read more

Alec Patterson

Alec Patterson

Position - Chief Programme Manager

Alec Patterson is Chief Programme Manager at Williams Advanced Engineering with programme  responsibility across the electrification of all FMG’s heavy mining equipment (HME). Alec works closely with global OEMs to ensure that WAE’s ... Read more

Elisabeth Thomas

Elisabeth Thomas

Position - Technical Lead

Elisabeth Thomas is Technical Lead and Integration Lead for a number of Green Fleet products, managing the development through from requirement capture, design, development to testing and final product delivery. “What excites me ... Read more

Richard Wilkins

Richard Wilkins

Position - Senior Programme Manager

Working as Senior Programme Manager Richard is responsible for the Infinity train and static storage programmes; both of which are designed to remove diesel from heavy haul rail and mining operations by 2030. The infinity train is ... Read more

Celina Sykes

Celina Sykes

Celina Sykes has joined the Senior Leadership team as HR Director with a brief to develop and implement the company’s HR strategy for the continuous development, improvement and growth of the business. Working with the team at FFI, ... Read more

In the Spotlight

Williams Advanced Engineering has built a team of talented individuals across multiple disciplines. It's this growing team that enables us to deliver world-leading capabilities and innovative thinking. Take a look at our spotlight videos to get a better feel for what it's like to work with us.

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