Dr Paul Golby is new EngineeringUK Chairman

EngineeringUK today announced the appointment of Dr Paul Golby as its new Chairman.

Dr Golby will take over as Chairman with effect from 1 September 2010, succeeding Sir Anthony Cleaver who comes to the end of his 3 year tenure.

Commenting on Dr Golby’s appointment, Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of EngineeringUK said “I am delighted that Dr Golby will be joining EngineeringUK to build on the transformational work undertaken by Sir Anthony Cleaver over the past three years. Paul has the background, skills and true passion for engineering that I am certain will help take the organisation from strength to strength.”

Dr Golby, who has been Chief Executive of E.ON UK since 2002, brings with him a wealth of experience of industry and an understanding of the challenges facing the sector. 

Speaking of his appointment, Paul Golby said “I look forward to building on the great work undertaken by Sir Anthony Cleaver, Paul Jackson and the team at EngineeringUK. It’s absolutely clear to me that engineering is fundamental to the re-building of Britain’s economy -  indeed EngineeringUK’s own figures show that if we are to succeed, the manufacturing sector needs to recruit over half a million engineering and manufacturing workers with state-of the-art-skills by 2017. The work undertaken by EngineeringUK to promote engineering and engineers has an ever more critical role to play in achieving this.”

Notes to Editors

Paul Golby

Paul Golby has been Chief Executive of E.ON UK since 2002, having joined the company in 1998 and is a member of the Executive Committee of E.ON AG.

After gaining a doctorate in mechanical engineering and training as a mechanical engineer, he held a series of management appointments with Dunlop and BTR before becoming an executive director of Clayhithe plc in 1992.

A chartered engineer, Dr Golby is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Energy Institute Council and a member of the Energy Research Partnership. He was awarded an honorary degree by Aston University in 2007 and Cranfield University in 2008.

On 1st January, 2009 he was appointed Pro Chancellor of Aston University and Chair of Council. He was appointed Non-Executive Chairman to the Board of AEA Technology plc on 24 September 2009.


EngineeringUK, formerly the ETB, is an independent organisation that promotes the vital contribution of engineers, engineering and technology in our society. EngineeringUK partners business and industry, government and the wider science and engineering community: producing evidence on the state of engineering, sharing knowledge within engineering and inspiring young people to choose a career in engineering, matching employers’ demand for skills. For more information about EngineeringUK please visit,

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