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Dr George Gillespie

George Gillespie joined MIRA in January 2009 as CEO and has led the turnaround in MIRA fortunes with 40% growth in the business in the last few years and a growing international presence.
Building on a PhD from Queen’s University, Belfast for research into low emission engines, Dr Gillespie has over 25 years international experience in the automotive and marine product development sectors having been VP Strategic Product Development at HORIBA Europe GmbH and previously held senior roles with Ricardo plc and Schenck AG.  He has worked extensively in the UK, Germany, USA, Japan and China.  
In addition to his work at MIRA, Dr Gillespie is also a Director of the Coventry and Warwickshire LEP, a Board Member of the Leicestershire LEP, Board Member of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and a member of the UK Automotive Council Technology Group.