Allan Cook CBE
Materials Innovations Leadership Group Chair
Allan Cook CBE, was Chairman of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult in March 2018. Allan was a non-executive director and chairman of WS Atkins from September 2009 until 2017 when Atkins was acquired by SNC-Lavalin. He was chairman of Helios Towers plc until March 2018. He is a Chartered Engineer with more than 40 years’ international experience in the automotive, aerospace and defence industries. He was chief executive of Cobham PLC until the end of December 2009. Prior to this he held senior roles at GEC- Marconi, BAE Systems and Hughes Aircraft. He was deputy chairman of Marshall of Cambridge (Holdings) Limited until December 2015, and is a member of the operating executive board of J.F. Lehman & Company based in New York.