Chief Executive Officer
After serving a full technical apprenticeship James gained a BSc (Hons) from Buckingham University. He has since accumulated over 25 years of manufacturing experience, including 13 years as Managing Director of a specialist high precision, internationally trading, supplier of turnkey instrument sub-systems. Prior to joining the MTA James was Production and HR Director at a major manufacturer of mechanical seals and support systems. James is very knowledgeable about global manufacturing and has a strong interest in supply chains together with logistics. He also has expertise in corporate finance and improving business performance.
Head of Operations
James Fudge[email protected]
James joined the MTA in November 2011 having worked for a large construction trade association. Having been Head of Events & Membership for the MTA, James moved into the role of Head of Operations. James oversees the MTA's membership services, events programme and MACH exhibition.
Kristina Simic[email protected]
Kristina has a wealth of experience working across a variety of sectors including Investment Banking (AMP), Publishing and Media (International Herald Tribune, a subsidiary of The NewYork Times), Facilities Services (Morrisons PLC) and the Gemstone Industry. At the MTA she is responsible for heading up the association’s day to day financial activities.
Head of Technology & Skills and Head of AMUK
Josh Dugdale[email protected]
Josh started with the MTA in October 2016. He is a chartered mechanical engineer with previous experience in the automotive, clean energy, defence and security sectors. At the MTA, he is responsible for providing members with advice on technical legislation and standards as well keeping up to date with the latest technology trends in the manufacturing technologies sector.
Geoff Noon[email protected]
Geoff is the MTA’s numbers man; he deals with all of our surveys, is responsible for the MTA forecasting service and keeps track of data relevant to the industry published by bodies such as the Office for National Statistics, HM Revenue & Customs and Eurostat. He has worked for MTA since 1987 and over that time he has built an extensive knowledge of the industry. He has shared a number of economic cycles with the members and admires the way in which companies have adapted to the enormous swings in business levels which are typical, especially of the machinery side of the sector. Also included among his roles for MTA is to be the Secretary of CELIMO, the European grouping of associations who represent distributors and importers of machine tools, tooling and related technologies
Project Manager: Events & Exhibitions
Nicola Harrison[email protected]
Nicola is responsible for the MTA's Events programme and has a key role in the delivery of the MACH Exhibition.