THE BOARD

Jamie Thums

Jamie Thums

COO of Lintott Control Systems (Chairman of NAAME)

With some 25 years’ experience gained within the manufacturing sector, Jamie is a specialist in business reinvention, development strategy and operational management.  As chairman of NAAME, Jamie is eager to improve the competitiveness of small-to-medium enterprises across the region.  In 2012, he joined Norwich-based Lintott Control Systems to help reverse the company’s poor trading performance. 5 years on, Lintott Control Systems is reinvented, it’s multi-award winning (including EDP Business of the Year  2017), the business has healthy long-term sales prospects and its pioneering best practice, productisation and digitisation.
David Pomfrett

David Pomfrett

Principal at College of West Anglia (NAAME College Liason - Norfolk)

As principal of the College of West Anglia, David oversees the further education of over 7,500 students. This is in the form of higher education, apprenticeships, and adult education. As the college liaison for Norfolk, David represents several institutions from across the county including City College Norwich, University Technical College Norfolk, and the College of West Anglia.

Gary Jefferson

Gary Jefferson

Director of Engineering & Technology at West Suffolk College (NAAME College Liason - Suffolk)

Having completed a mechanical engineering apprenticeship, specialising in manufacture and production, Gary soon became General Manager of a highly successful Hydraulic equipment manufacturing specialist in North Norfolk before dedicating his more recent career to educating tomorrows engineers and innovators. Having gained his qualifications and work experience solely in Norfolk and Suffolk, Gary is the perfect candidate for providing the NAAME board with insight towards retaining the region’s future workforce.
Will Bridgman

Will Bridgman

Chairman of Warren Services

Currently chairman of Warren Services in Thetford, Norfolk, William is an experienced business leader who is a firm believer of successful and sustainable businesses result from strategic alliances. With a career spanning over 20 years, William has developed a passion for developing new business products and services.
David Morgan

David Morgan

Chief Executive Officer MSF Technologies

David is one of the founding members of MSF Technologies and has extensive knowledge in product development and certification. MSF Technologies is one of the leading businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk’s advanced manufacturing and engineering sector regarding innovation – developing technologies that address the pressing challenges of efficiently generating and storing electrical energy.
Antony Howell

Antony Howell

Operations Manager at Noritake Itron

Currently part of Noritake Itron’s operations management, Anthony has developed an expertise in product development as well as the drive to identify opportunities for businesses to growth their revenue streams and minimise their costs. Like many others on the board, Anthony is a STEM ambassador and is a valuable asset to the board regarding encouraging the youth of New Anglia to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Lawrence Coates

Lawrence Coates

Professor of Engineering at UEA (NAAME University Liason)

Lawrence has maintained a close relationship with industry throughout his entire time with academia. From sponsorship by Freeman Fox and Partners during his thin sandwich BSc at City University, through developing placements in support of engineering degrees at Birmingham, to working alongside businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk’s energy sector to develop the Energy Engineering with Environmental Management course at the University of East Anglia. As Professor of Engineering, he has seen the number of students enrolled to study engineering at UEA grow exponentially over the past 6 years.

Nigel Davies

Nigel Davies

Manufacturing and Sustainability Director of Muntons

As Manufacturing and Sustainability Director of Muntons, Nigel has been spearheading the company’s carbon footprint initiative and reducing the environmental impacts of their manufacturing processes. Hailing from a research background in cereals, Nigel has the knowledge that can help the board reach decisions on the food manufacturing and precision agricultural sub-sectors.
Mark Davy

Mark Davy

Director at Lintott Control Systems (Chairman of GNMG)

Currently the chairman of the Greater Norwich Manufacturing Group, Mark is bringing over 20 years of experience in process automation, project management, and electrical engineering to the NAAME board.
Mark is also a STEM ambassador, volunteering in-order to encourage students to pick up careers in STEM-based fields of work.