Professor Chris Atkin is the Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at City, University of London. He completed an MA and PhD in Engineering at the University of Cambridge and then spent four years working for BAE Systems, six years at DERA and seven years with QinetiQ. Chris joined City, University of London in 2008 and is presently Head of Engineering.
Chris joined the Engineering Council Board in 2015, becoming Chairman in 2017, and is committed to effective self-regulation of the engineering profession. He previously sat on the Engineering Council’s Registration Standards Committee and has undertaken several roles on behalf of the Royal Aeronautical Society, of which he was President in 2016-2017.