John Fox is a Chartered Engineer, with a decade of experience in the Aerospace Industry now working at Warwick Manufacturing Group as Programme Director of the Midlands Future Mobility Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Test Facility.
John worked for eight years in Rolls-Royce on Boeing and Airbus programmes, initially programming engine control software, before moving into hardware design also specialising in root cause analysis, before finally leading several teams in complex system design through new product introduction. Following this, he spent three years as Systems Lead at GE Aviation on the Boeing 777X Electrical Load Management System project, and was overall Technical Authority for programme.
Before joining WMG in early 2019, John worked at the Energy Systems Catapult as Practice Manager for Business Planning, building a Business Model Innovation capability to add industrial impact to the cutting edge work they were doing. The practice successfully supported a host of businesses to beat the infamous 'innovation valley of death'.
In Midlands Future Mobility, John and the team are building a world-class on-road test capability for Connected and Autonomous Mobility solutions which will run as a self-sustaining business following completion of the build phase. The programme is a powerful combination of academia, regional authorities, telecomms, infrastructure and vehicle test businesses coming together to build a unique list of services, as part of a compelling CAM and Connectivity Ecosystem in the West Midlands.
Academically John has a keen-interest in human factors in the design of systems. During his Safety-Critical Systems Engineering MSc at York, he focused on Human Reliability Analysis and gained a publication in the Safety Science Journal (Comparing the comprehensiveness of three expert inspection methodologies for detecting errors in interactive systems).