Dame Judith Hackitt

Chair, Make UK

Dame Judith Hackitt, a chemical engineering graduate of Imperial College in London spent 15 years moving through the ranks of Esso’s chemicals business. She then worked with an organic chemicals company before joining the Chemical Industries Association, going on to become its Director General. She subsequently worked for the association’s European counterpart organisation in Brussels.

Her outstanding career has led Dame Judith to become Chair of manufacturing trade body Make UK. She also holds non-executive positions at a number of high profile organisations including HS2, Made Smarter Commission, Imperial College Court, City & Guilds Group, and High Value Manufacturing Catapult.