Andrea joined EEF’s NW Regional Board in 2009. She became first deputy chair in early 2013 and then chair by the end of 2013. Andrea is one of our main board directors.
Andrea joined Hawker Siddeley Dynamics Engineering as a commercial apprentice at 16, and worked her way up through the business to become operations manager over three manufacturing sites across the country. In 2004 after a restructuring by the then current owners, Andrea and her business partner purchased the remaining manufacturing site (which had relocated to Worsley, Manchester), and so began AT Engine Controls Limited. Andrea has a Diploma in Business Studies and was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list in 2014 for her services to Manufacturing.
Andrea is actively involved in many aspects of the EEF’s work, through which she is keen to champion women in manufacturing as well as the advancement of manufacturing apprenticeships throughout the industry.