Former President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), chartered engineer and entrepreneur, MD/Co-Founder Plant Asset Management & ATL, Voice of Entrepreneurial Engineers and Engineering in Society.
Geoff Baker is an entrepreneur and engineer with a distinguished international career. He now works independently to establish and advise engineering and high-tech businesses at all stages of their development, while continuing to support the advancement of the engineering profession.
Geoff has co-founded, and subsequently sold, two successful companies: the ATL Group, a leading technical services company in the industrial, defence and oil and gas markets, and Plant Asset Management Ltd, established as a corporate venture with the FTSE oil services company, Petrofac. Both acquisitions led to senior executive positions within the new organisations. Prior to this, he worked at SDRC Engineering Services Ltd, the National Nuclear Corporation and the British Aircraft Corporation.
In addition to his personal business interests, Geoff works hard to advance and promote the engineering profession through his three major passions; the encouragement of innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering; inspiring young people into engineering and helping to deliver change in the engineering profession, which he believes is required to make the Institutions more relevant and responsive to needs of society.
He is a Fellow and Former President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Founder of Entrepreneurial Engineers (now incorporated as Engineering in Society), established to encourage entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and corporate venturing within engineering. He is an active supporter of Southampton University’s Future Worlds, created to help start-ups, spinouts and projects at the University, and chairs various boards and committees within the engineering profession.
Geoff has global business experience and has established business operations in Europe, America, the Middle East, Malaysia and Australia. He was also one of the founding Non-Executive Directors of The FSE Group formed by the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) to provide sources of finance and advice to companies in the UK. He is involved in a variety of business interests and holds several non-executive directorships.