Philippa Oldham, Head of Transport and Manufacturing, Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) - Imagine Festival

I am a Chartered Engineer with a background working within the defence, aerospace and automotive sectors. I joined the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in May 2011 as their Head of Transport and Manufacturing. My role is to act as a voice on behalf of their 114,000 international members. My work helps raise the profile of engineers developing safe and efficient transport systems with less congestion and emissions, whilst creating wealth and employment. Publishing policy statements and reports on topics including Autonomous and Driverless Cars, Life Cycle Analysis, Manufacturing a successful economy, Multi-modal freight, Intelligent Transport, Integrated Transport and Energy options for our transport modes.