AESIN Steering Board

The people behind the company

The Automotive Electronic Systems Innovation Network (AESIN) is operated by NMI – the UK’s Electronic Systems, Microelectronics and Semiconductor trade association.

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Alan Banks, Visteon (Chairman)

Alan Banks was appointed Chairman of AESIN in 2012 and was chosen by the Core Team due to his wealth of experience in Automotive Electronics and Information Technology.

Alan started his career at British Telecom where he trained as a Telecommunications Electronics engineer. He joined Ford Motor Company in 1985 where he held a number of management positions within the IT Department delivering Telecommunications and Product Development systems. After completing an International Service Assignment in the United States in the early 2000’s he returned to Visteon in the UK where he was the European IT Manager.

Since 2003 Alan has held a number of senior positions within Visteon delivering Vehicle Cockpit Electronic Programs. He has worked on a large number of successful automotive programs for several OEM’s and today he is currently responsible for Visteon’s European Audio Programs.

Alan is a member of the newly created Automotive Councils Intelligent Connected Vehicle Working Group and is passionate about growing Electronics capability in the UK and brings a combined experience.

Andrew Ashby, AESIN Vice Chairman

Paul Jarvie, NMI (AESIN Director)

Paul Jarvie received the BSc degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Paisley in 1985. He had 16 Years experience with NEC Semiconductors in  Product Engineering followed by 3 Years with NXP Semiconductors TV System Innovation Centre in Southampton. He is currently the Director of Networks for NMI covering a range of Electronic Systems Technology and is Director of the Automotive Electronic Systems Innovation Network (AESIN).

Keith Williams, Altran

Peter Perham, Altran

Alan Walker, AVL Powertrain

Phil Proctor, Highways England

Phillip is currently a Principal Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Advisor and has been working for the Highways England and its predecessor the Highways Agency in intelligent transport systems research since 1999. He leads a team of engineers and advisors who develop and implement affordable ITS solutions to ensure the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the Strategic Road Network. Prior to joining the Highways England, Phillip worked for Toshiba UK in the audio visual department. Phillip has a degree in Satellite Communication Engineering and is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Joanna White, Highways England

Helen Finch, Jaguar Land Rover

Helen Finch is responsible for External Technical Affairs for Jaguar Land Rover’s Research group, including engagement on Innovation with industry bodies and business groups, collaborative activities, academic partnerships, and funding opportunities.

Helen graduated in Computer Systems Engineering from The University of Sussex and then went on to gain a Doctor of Philosophy degree for research into VLSI Architectures for CGI. Several years of further academic research and undergraduate teaching were followed by a move to the semiconductor industry in which Helen was active for more than 2 decades, firstly as a microelectronics design engineer and then later as a technical program manager. She has worked for Pioneer, ST Microelectronics and Infineon where she led chip designs in a variety of application areas including real-time graphics, video encoding/decoding, baseband communication, smart card security and automotive.

In recent years she has taken a leading role in collaborative engagement through funded projects, and in 2011 she built a European consortium of 24 industry and academic partners which led to a successful bid for a €20M project to address the application of functional safety for electronics and electrical systems across the automotive supply chain.

Helen is a member of the EPSRC ‘Manufacturing the Future’ Strategic Advisory Team, a board member of Birmingham Science City, and sits on a variety of academic and collaborative advisory boards.

Dave Battersby, Jaguar Land Rover

Alec McCullie, KPMG

Alec leads a team in KPMG that focuses on Connected & Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technology and the wider impact on consumers and industry. As a chartered Engineer, he has over 10 years’ experience in the Automotive industry, working with both OEMs and Global Tier 1 suppliers in the fields of powertrain and fuel economy. Prior to joining KPMG, Alec spent several years building technology driven start-ups in the indoor positioning space, with a focus on autonomous vehicles, particularly around self-parking systems for indoor environments.

Steve Heinrich, Lotus

Tim Strafford, McLaren

Andrew Patterson, Mentor Graphics

Andrew Patterson is Business Development Director for Mentor Graphics’ embedded software division, specializing in automotive solutions (Mentor Automotive).  Prior to Mentor, Andrew has spent over 25 years in the Design Automation market and IT/Engineering markets, working in the areas of vehicle networks, simulation model development, and embedded software build, validation and testing.  Recently he has been focused on automotive connectivity challenges involving ADAS, Infotainment, AUTOSAR, embedded security, and the use of complex SoCs in Linux-based in-vehicle solutions. Andrew holds a master’s degree in Engineering and Electrical Sciences from Cambridge University, UK.

Andrzej Chmura, NTCE

Richard Picton, NTCE

Andrew Birnie, NXP Semiconductors

After graduating from the University of Glasgow, Andy had various roles in product & technology development, but is currently Systems Engineering Manager for Automotive Microcontrollers within NXP.  In this role Andy is responsible for working with Tier1s and OEMs to understand market trends and customer demands, to define the next generation of microcontrollers, keeping NXP at the forefront of automotive electronics systems technology for the next 20 years.  Andy sits on the OPEN Alliance steering group, pushing adoption of Ethernet into automotive, and was a founder member of the AESIN (Automotive Electronic Systems Innovation Network) consortium in the UK.

Tim Jameson, Ricardo

Will Drury, Ricardo

Dr Will Drury is currently Global Technical Expert – Power Electronics across the Ricardo Group and is directly responsible for the delivery of electric machines & power electronics projects for Ricardo Europe, leading a team of engineers on the development and implementation of entire drive systems through client projects. Will supports Ricardo’s work on this across a worldwide client base delivering new technology platforms and working closely with existing and potential clients on technology innovation with extensive work with clients in Europe, China and the USA. He works directly on the application of electric drive (eMachines, power electronics and control) to a wide range of applications including automotive, rail, clean energy, marine and off-highway. Will has a keen interest in the development of power electronics and their application throughout the transport infrastructure looking at novel ways to apply existing products as well as embracing emerging technologies.

Paul Brookes, Siemens

Paul is Head of Research and Development for Siemens Mobility, Traffic Solutions. His experience in hardware, software, embedded systems design and management spans more than 25 years over 3 industry sectors: computer systems, motion control and intelligent transport systems.

Holder of a DTI award for promoting good practice in microelectronic design, Paul is a Chartered Engineer, Siemens mentor, innovation lead and connected mobility consultant.

Paul’s active research areas are the infrastructure enhanced connected vehicle, energy efficient freight corridor, mobility as a service and enabling smoother journeys, through city intelligence based social incentives.

Martin Green, Visteon

As Technology Planning Manager for Visteon, Martin Green is responsible for analyzing global technology trends and customer needs to identify and bring to market the next generation of Visteon connectivity technologies. Prior to his current role, Martin was Product Marketing Manager for Visteon’s electronics product group and the Marketing Manager for the global powertrain division.

With 22 years of automotive experience, Martin joined Ford Motor Company in 1994 to establish an automotive design group and managed engineering teams across Europe. He subsequently progressed into advanced systems engineering at Visteon Corporation, managing global projects with a focus on hybrid and fuel economy technologies and from there into cockpit electronics.