The Master, Wardens, Court of Assistants and all members of the Company congratulate member of the Livery Jacqui Murray on her new role as Chief Operating Officer at the National Manufacturing Institute of Scotland.  Jacqui will be ensuring delivery of ground-breaking manufacturing research and innovation to transform productivity while boosting skills regionally.

The National Manufacturing Institute of Scotland

This follows on from Jacqui’s previous role as Deputy Director of the £541m million Faraday Battery Challenge, where she helped lead government investment to develop batteries that are cost-effective, high-quality, durable, safe, low-weight and recyclable.

Named as one of Autocar’s Top 100 Women in Automotive in 2020. Appointed in 2022 as Chair of the SmartNanoNI Advisory Group, a Seagate Technologies led consortium increasing both innovation capacity and accelerating manufacturing productivity in nano manufacturing and photonics – placing Northern Ireland at the centre of the UK and global ecosystem.

As a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and Women’s Engineering Society, with a background in the steel sector, advanced materials innovation and in environmental industrial regulation, she continues to advocate for engineering diversity and the positive impact that manufacturing brings to the UK. Continually demonstrating how higher engineering performance comes from inclusive leadership is at the heart of her role as a Visiting Professor (Royal Academy of Engineering) at the University of Leicester.

Jacqui remains an active STEM ambassador and career mentor, looking forward to speaking to 200 Welsh teenagers in June this year.