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, AESIN 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. He retired from Visteon in 2017 and has dedicated more of his time towards actively serving as AESIN Chairman. Alan represents AESIN on the Automotive Council UK’s Intelligent Connected Vehicle Working Group and leads the Council’s Power Electronics activity. Alan is passionate about growing Electronics capability in the UK and brings an extensive Technical and senior management capability to help AESIN deliver on valued benefits to our members and stakeholders.

Andrew Ashby, AESIN Vice-Chairman

Andrew Ashby is a founder of the AESIN Consortium and having taken a lead role in its early workstream activities, then went on to support the ongoing growth and success of AESIN, as Vice chairman.

Andrew is a consulting, business development and sales professional with a longstanding technical background. He is widely networked and is currently helping to drive thought leadership in the automotive and transport sectors in the areas of connected and autonomous vehicles, vehicle systems cyber resilience and infrastructure. He has been instrumental in creating the environment where AESIN now fosters independent working relationships across multiple industry sectors, government organisations, policy makers and standards bodies.

He has over twenty-five years’ experience in business development, consulting, global sales, OEM account management, Field Applications and Design and Development Engineering.

Paul Jarvie, TechWorks (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).

Paul Jarvie, NMI (AESIN Director)
Phil Proctor, Highways England

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.

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.

Andrew Patterson, Mentor Graphics
Andrew Birnie, NXP Semiconductors

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.

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.

Will Drury, Ricardo
Paul Brookes, Siemens

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.

Martin Green, Visteon

Thomas Keenan, McLaren Applied Technologies

Michael Welsh, Altran

Alan Walker, AVL Powertrain

Joanna White, Highways England

Dave Battersby, Jaguar Land Rover

Kevin Vincent, Coventry University

Andrew Everett, A&E Ltd

Iain Forbes, CCAV

Daniel Ruiz, Meridian

Peter Lockhart, ROKE

Clinton Forde, Aston Martin

Rob Millar, Williams

Andrzej Chmura, NTCE

Tim Jameson, Ricardo