Cross Sector Digital Capability and Collaboration Platform

08 Jun 2022
Keynote Theatre

A trained Material Scientist. Colin’s experience in aerospace & engineering is wide.

Early days were spent working for British Nuclear Fuels.

University followed with a degree in Metals and Material Science at Leeds and then back into work within the gas turbine industry as a development engineer.
Then a varied career, spanning 12 years with Bodycote PLC, in Business Development and Marketing, Process Development, General/Operations management.
Colin joined Leonardo as a Senior Supplier Relationship Manager looking after suppliers with order book values of +£80m.
In Later years he held a senior role in the Procurement & Supply Chain Team, looking for new technology supplier partners to working on experimental and innovation projects leading to new helicopter products. Such as the Civil Tiltrotor and all electric tilt rotor
Colin worked with ADS on Supply Chain 21. Holding a position on the SC21 Steering group.
Since September 2018 he has held the post of CEO with WEAF the South West Aerospace and advanced engineering trade association which supports the development aerospace and space companies in South West region of UK. Regularly speaking at WEAF and supporting events.
Married with Three children and 2 mad Labradors, he relaxes by supporting his wife’s pub by brewing beer in their micro brewery.

Phil’s experience spans over 40 years, delivering value in senior strategic and operational roles within the Aerospace and Defence sector.

Through his career to-date, Phil has had senior management roles in Bae Systems, Airbus, Rolls Royce and SME businesses in the areas of Operations , Procurement ,Supply chain ,quality ,change management and Business Development programmes. Phil previously worked for ADS where he developed and managed the UK Aerospace and Defence Industry Supply chain programme SC21 from its development stages through to the successful programme it is today with over 800 companies on the programme.

Phil’s Role in WEAF is to strategically develop solutions to help the members meet the Challenges and opportunities of the future.   

Colin Turner, CEO - West of England Aerospace Forum
Philip Curnock, Aerospace and Defence Senior Director - West of England Aerospace Forum

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