Dr Alan Partridge

Alan has accountability for the leadership and development of STFC’s National Laboratories’ Large Scale Multi-disciplinary User Facilities; including the ISIS Muon and Neutron Source, the Central Laser Facility and RAL Space, including the newly constructed National Satellite Test Facility. In addition he has corporate responsibility as a member of STFC’s Executive Board for the planning and implementation of the organisation’s Strategic Delivery Plan.

Alan joined STFC in September 2020 from Rolls-Royce where he held a number of senior positions including Director of Engineering and Technology for the Rotatives and Transmissions business and as Global Head of Materials Engineering. In these roles he managed a number of large global Engineering and Technology teams.

Before working for Rolls-Royce, Alan spent seven years as the Chief Executive Officer for National Metals Technology Centre (NAMTEC), where he was responsible for securing multi-million pound UK and European science and technology programmes; covering the Aerospace, Defence, Nuclear, Energy, bio-medical and Advanced Materials industries. Earlier in his career Alan led the Metallics business group at DERA Farnborough, an agency of the MoD, before becoming the Technical Director at Firth Rixson Forgings, where he was responsible for developing the company's technical strategy and the development of new opportunities into the Aerospace, Automotive, Energy and Nuclear sectors. 

Alan's career has spanned science and engineering in academia, industry and the public sector and he has well established networks within UK government.  

Alan Partridge