Richard Maudslay is an engineer with a wide-ranging business career. Following roles in the UK and Mexico, he was appointed to run Rolls-Royce's £1.3Bn Industrial Power Group, covering all Rolls' non-aero interests, and joined the Rolls-Royce plc main Board. He remained in this role until Rolls’ major structural reorganisation in 1997 led to its exit from most of its land-based power interests. Since then he has enjoyed a plural career on the boards of various private and public sector organisations including Chairman of MoD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Chairman of the National Nuclear Laboratory and Deputy Chairman of the Regional Development Agency One NorthEast.
Richard is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering where he chairs the Academy’s Engineering Ethics Working Group. He was appointed CBE in 2006 for services to business in the North East.