Sir Mike Gregory’s early career was in industry. His work at Cambridge is closely linked with industry and government and he is involved in manufacturing strategy, technology management, international manufacturing and manufacturing policy. Mike led the establishment of the IfM which takes a very broad and integrating view of manufacturing from market through design, production, distribution and service with very close industrial engagement. The Institute’s mission is to link science, engineering, management and economics with education, research and practice to improve and innovate manufacturing and industrial systems. He is a fellow of Churchill College and of the Royal Academy of Engineering.