Graham Honeyman

Non Executive Director

After gaining BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees in Engineering Materials Technology at the University of Aston, Graham was awarded a PhD from Teesside University.

In 1987 he was awarded a Winston Churchill Medal for his study of supercritical steam turbine technology. In 1997 he was awarded a silver medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering for outstanding contribution to British Engineering.

In 1988 Graham joined Sheffield Forgemasters as Technical Director. He led a management buyout of the Company and was appointed Chief Executive in 2005.

Graham was awarded a CBE in 2008. At the IOD Director of the Year Awards in 2010, Graham won the Global Director of the Year. In July 2012 Graham was awarded the Bessemer Gold Medal.

He was voted the International Person of the Year at the YBI International Business Awards in May 2013 and named CEO Of the Year at the national Private Business Awards in September 2013.

In February 2013 Graham was made an Honorary Professor of Strategic Management at Sheffield University Management School and awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration at Teesside University in November 2013


Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
Strategic Developments in Apprenticeship & the Training Landscape

Theatre :  Skills and Training 

11:00  -  11:50

Other speakers

Adam Tipper, Managing Director at Next Gen Makers
Managing Director
Next Gen Makers
Commercial Director UK & Ireland
Ajay Kapadia, Knowledge Transfer Manager at KTN
Knowledge Transfer Manager
Knowledge Transfer Network
Alan Banks, UK Lightweight Innovations Manager at Ford Motor Company
UK Lightweight Innovations Manager
Ford Motor Company
Alan Young, Programme Delivery Manager, EDT
Programme Delivery Manager
EDT (The Engineering Development Trust)
Andrew Woloszyn Group Manager, Industrial Membership Services TWI
Group Manager, Industrial Membership Services
Anne Velenturf
Research Impact Fellow in Circular Economy
University of Leeds
Professor Bradley Wynne
Research Director
Advanced Forming Research Centre, The University of Strathclyde
Brian Cantor - University of Bradford Vice Chancellor
Professor of Materials
Oxford and Brunel Universities
Bruce Hollobone
Sector Growth Manager - Manufacturing
Department for Education
Cameron Pleydell-Pearce
TATA Steel Chair
Swansea University
Chris MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer Materials Processing Institute
Chief Executive Officer
Materials Processing Institute
Chris Wiseman TWI ltd
Industry Sector Manager - Corporate Development
Darren Sutton, Central Operations Manager at Smith Smiths Metal Centres
Central Operations Manager
Smiths Metal Centres
Head of Specialist Support
Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3)
David Moore, Chief Executive Officer at BCSA
Chief Executive Officer
Duncan Clark
New Process Engineering Manager
Brompton Bicycle
Ellis Bailey, Managing Director at Yellow Tree Workforce Development
Managing Director
Yellow Tree Workforce Development
Enrique Cornejo, Head of Technologies - Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy · Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Head of Industrial Carbon Capture Supply Chains
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Evgenia Yakushina
Forming Team Leader
Advanced Forming Research Centre, University of Strathclyde
Gareth Barker, COO at The Sheffield Forgemasters
Chief Operating Officer
Sheffield Forgemasters
Gareth Stace, Director General of UK Steel
Director General
UK Steel
Gary Jones, Head of Manufacturing Innovation at Rolls-Royce
Head of Manufacturing Innovation
Rolls Royce
Geoff Scamans is a Professor of Metallurgy at Brunel University
Head of Industrial Research
Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology
Graeme Brady, Engineering Manager at NG Bailey
Engineering Manager
NG Bailey
Non Executive Director
Cast Metals Federation
Howard Boswell, Managing director - Inspired Leadership Support Ltd
Managing director
Inspired Leadership Support Ltd
Ian Mellor, Managing Director at Metalysis
Managing Director
Jacqui Murray, Director Faraday Battery Challenge Innovate UK
Deputy Director
Faraday Battery Challenge Innovate UK
Jaimie Johnston, Head of Global Systems at Bryden Wood and Design Lead for the UK Construction Innovation Hub
Director, Head of Global Systems
Bryden Wood
Jan Godsell, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy at WMG, University of Warwick.
Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy
WMG, University of Warwick
Jan Lukaszewski Technical Manager at ALFED
Technical Manager
The Aluminium Federation ALFED
Jane Pierce, Deputy Director, Engineering, Construction and Transport at Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.
Deputy Director, engineering, construction and transport
Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
Joachim von Schéele, Global Director Commercialization at Linde Plc
Global Director Commercialization
Linde plc
Joe Lee, Programme Manager, PRISM at the Materials Processing Institute
Programme Manager, PRISM
Materials Processing Institute
John Pearce, CEO at Made in Britain
Chief Executive Officer
Made in Britain
Kathy Romback, Training & Education Manager at The Aluminium Federation
Training & Education Manager
The Aluminium Federation
Keith Warren, CEO at FEA
Foodservice Equipment Association (FEA)
kunal sinha, Head of Global Recycling, Glencore
Global Head of Recycling
Lee Adcock, Environment and Sustainability Director at British Steel
Environment and Sustainability Director
British Steel
Leighton John
Director of Operations
The Royal Mint
Conference Chairman
UK Metals Expo
Lugano Kapembwa, CEO of Loopcycle
CEO & Co-founder
Mark Jolly, Director at TransFIRe Director of Manufacturing at Cranfield University
Director of Manufacturing
Cranfield University
Mark Miodownik
Professor of Materials & Society
University College London
Martin Dudley CEO of Thomas Dudley Group Ltd
Thomas Dudley Group Ltd
Professor of Advanced Metals Processing
Henry Royce Institute
Martin Quinn, Head of Technical Project Delivery at GPE
Head of Technical Project Delivery
Principal Researcher
Liberty Speciality Steels
Matthew Teague
Senior Architect
Tata Steel
Michael Samson
Sustainability Manager
UK Champion, Mission Innovation | Chief Executive Officer
Michael Crawforth
Business Development Manager
Rolls-Royce SMR
Nancy Badoo, Associate Director of The Steel Construction Institute (SCI)
Associate Director
Steel Construction Institute
Neil Pennell, Head of Design Innovation and Property Solutions at Landsec
Head of Design Innovation and Property Solutions
Nick Bevan, Senior CCUS Innovation Programme Manager · Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Senior CCUS Innovation Programme Manager
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Dr Pam Murrell, Chief Executive, the Cast Metals Federation
Chief Executive
The Cast Metals Federation
Patrick Grant
Vesuvius Chair of Materials, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)
University of Oxford
Penny Gowler, Director and Head of Sustainability at elliottwood
Director and Head of Sustainability at elliottwood
Elliott Wood
Phil Withers, Chief Scientist at the Henry Royce Institute
Professor of Materials Science
University of Manchester
Philippa Oldham
Stakeholder Engagement Director
Advanced Propulsion Centre
Rob Cooper, Managing Director BSSA
Managing Director
British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA)
Robert Fell, Director & Chief Executive the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association
Director & Chief Executive
The Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association
Roger Ablett, Commercial Director at Hydro Extrusion UK
Commercial Director
Hydro Extrusion UK Ltd
Roger Morton, Managing Director at EMR
Managing Director for Technology and Innovation
European Metal Recycling (EMR)
Sara-Halliday, Sustainability Manager at Serverfield
Sustainability Manager
Severfield plc
Sarah Connolly, Innovation Lead at Innovate UK
Innovation Lead - Innovate UK
Innovate UK
Sean Millard, Chief Growth Officer for The Royal Mint
Chief Growth Officer
The Royal Mint
Steve Morley, President of CBM
Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM)
Steve Witt
Ecofast Environmental UK Ltd
Sue Black
Professor of Computer Science & Technology Evangelist
Durham University
Tim Collins
Secretary General
The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)
Timothy Stock, Head of Steel, Procurement and Trade at BEIS
Head of Steel, Procurement and Trade
Tom Giddings, Executive Director at Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation Ltd (Alupro)
Executive Director
Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation Ltd (Alupro)
Tom Jones, CEO of the Aluminium Federation
The Aluminium Federation
Vivek Sirohi
Vice President - Deodorants R&D
Wojciech Brozyna, Managing Director of Aluprof
Managing Director
Aluprof UK Ltd
Zhongyun Fan
Director of BCAST
Brunel University London

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