Geoff Baker is an entrepreneur and engineer with a distinguished international career. He now works independently to establish and advise high-tech and engineering business at all stages of their development, whilst continuing to support the advancement of the engineering profession.
He holds several non-executive positions including Genmed, a managed service provider to the medical sector and Chairman & early investor with Once I’ve Gone, an end of life planning tech start-up.
He is an active mentor with Southampton University’s Accelerator, Future Worlds, http://www.futureworlds.com and gives occasional guest lectures on their Management and MBA courses.
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, of CEO and Senior Vice President respectively, within the acquiring organisations, giving him unique experience of both start-up organisations and large PLCs. Prior to this in his early career, he worked at the US Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC), an early pioneer in the field of computer aided engineering, the National Nuclear Corporation and the British Aircraft Corporation, where he served a 5-year apprenticeship and gained a master’s degree in engineering.
In addition to his personal business interests, Geoff has worked hard throughout his career to advance and promote the engineering profession. He is a Fellow and Former President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
He is passionate about the role that engineering plays in society and is the founder and voice of Engineering in Society and gives talks and lectures on the subject.
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 then by the government-backed RDA, to provide sources of finance and advice to companies in the UK.