Keith Attwood

Chair, Employment and Skills Board, CBI

Biography

Keith was CEO of e2v technologies from 1998 to 2013, having previously worked at a senior level within the telecommunications, defence and aerospace sectors. e2v develops and manufactures leading edge technology products and services for advanced systems companies. Served markets include the medical, science, aerospace, defence, commercial and industrial sectors. e2v achieved sales of c£200m in 2012/13, sourced 39% from USA, 17% from Asia and 44% from Western Europe and ROW. Keith led a management buy-out of e2v from Marconi plc in 2002 and subsequently floated the Company on the London Stock Exchange in 2004. Under Keith’s management, e2v has a strong track record of engaging with all levels of academia, from schools to universities, most recently having been involved in collaborations with the University of Nottingham and The Open University. He is a former Chairman of the CBI East of England Regional Council and is currently Chair of the CBI Employment and Skills Board and a member of the Board of Anglia Ruskin University. In 2012 Keith was awarded an honorary doctorate in Business Administration from Anglia Ruskin University and is a Companion Member of the Chartered Management Institute.

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