Jeff will set up the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) which will support the manufacturing development of the next generation of batteries, including chemistry,electrodes, cell, module and pack development. An open access facility, it is due to open in 2020. Jeff joined UKBIC from Nissan’s Lithium Ion Battery Plant in Sunderland where he was the General Manager. He has extensive experience in Production Engineering as well as more than 20 years’ senior management experience. He has had responsibility for delivering a range of new model and facility projects as well as managing daily operations in part of the biggest car manufacturing facility in the UK. He joined Nissan in 1987 where he held various management positions within the vehicle manufacturing plant at Sunderland. These included Paint Shop Engineering Manager between 2001 and 2006 and Trim and Chassis Engineering Manager between 2006 and 2009. He moved to the Li battery plant in 2009 and had overall responsibility for construction,commissioning and the operation of Nissan’s UK battery business. Jeff has a BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering and MEng.