Sarah Philpott

Technology Strategy Manager, Jaguar Land Rover

Sarah has over 20 years of experience working in the manufacturing sector.  She graduated from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Management and has gone on to gain wide ranging experience in a variety of manufacturing environments.

She began her manufacturing journey at Erlson Engineering (2nd & 3rd tier automotive supplier), but technology and innovation really became her passion during her time at DeepStream Technologies (2008 Cleantech Top 100 company) improving yield by over 20% by tuning laser and robot parameters.

After 10 years dominated by 2nd and 3rd tier suppliers Sarah decided it was time to experience an OEM and joined Honda of the UK Manufacturing. This ultimately led to a career in Jaguar Land Rover; commencing as a Principal Programme Engineer on the XF moving on to a Complex Quality Engineering position and finally her current role of Technology Strategy Manager in the Global Manufacturing Innovation Team, which is responsible for the delivery of new technology processes and techniques across the range of Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing activities.