Semta hires new recruit to drive business development

Posted on 5 Oct 2011 by The Manufacturer

Semta, the sector skills council for science, engineering and manufacturing technologies has appointed Susan Evans as business development director.

Ms Evans joins Semta from the National Physical Laboratory, where she worked as programmes director where she successfully formed and ran a customer-focused directorate delivering significant year-on-year growth of commercial business.

She previously worked for EADS Astrium in numerous operational and commercial-facing roles, and has experience in creating new teams, customer focus and strategic product development.

Susan has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University, is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Member of the Institute of Directors.
“This is an important time for the science, engineering and technology sectors and for increasing the focus on the skills for today and the future,” said Ms Evans. “Semta has established itself as a leading sector skills council and I am delighted to be joining an organisation that is helping to shape the competitiveness of these industries which are so vital to the UK’s global competitiveness.“

Philip Whiteman, Semta’s chief executive (pictured), said: “Susan’s appointment as Business Development Director will ensure that Semta applies its knowledge of the sector and expertise on skills to offer employers a premier business improvement package. “