Arnold Gad-Briggs – Executive Director and Engineering Principal
Arnold Gad-Briggs holds a B.Sc from University of Derby, United Kingdom and an M.Sc and Ph.D in Engineering from Cranfield University, United Kingdom. He has over 16 years of leadership and technical experience in the field of power and propulsion within the energy (including renewables), aerospace, defence and nuclear industries. He also has legal, strategic, commercial, financial, organisational management, governance, compliance, engineering operations and programme management experience. He has been involved in EPC contracts on several projects in Europe and Africa, and has provided advisory services to institutions and government departments on aerospace, energy and nuclear. He is an expert on rotating complex machineries and systems including the techno-economical and environmental risk analysis of power projects and energy economics, aircraft engine development and certification activities, civil nuclear power and marine technology.
Arnold is a Chartered/Professional Engineer (CEng) with the UK Engineering Council and a European Engineer (Eur. Ing) with the European Federation of National Engineering Associations. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE) and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET). He also has active memberships and affiliations with the Institution of Power Engineers (MIPowerE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is the Chairman of the IET Aerospace Technical Network, a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University, and has authored numerous journal papers and conference proceedings in the field of power and propulsion.
In his spare time, he enjoys taking part in sporting activities such as football, basketball, marathon/ultra endurance running, karting, golf & cycling. He also enjoys family time, reading inspirational biographies, going on walking and mountain trips and participating in charity events.