University of Bath

IAAPS Operations Team

The IAAPS Operations Team is responsible for the development and delivery of the new institute to ensure full operational implementation in Autumn 2020.

The team's remit covers everything relating to the project, from facility design and the capital build, through to development of commercial partnerships, organisational design, people strategy, staff recruitment and marketing and communication.


  • Steve Egan

    Vice-President (Implementation)
    Steve Egan, the Vice-President (Implementation)

    The Vice-President (Implementation) is responsible for institutional innovation and implementing University strategy.

  • Gary Hawley

    Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & Design
    Professional portrait photograph of Professor Gary Hawley

    Gary is responsible for teaching, research and strategic planning in the Faculty of Engineering & Design.

  • Gavin Edwards

    IAAPS Programme Director
    Photograph of Gavin Edwards

    Heading up delivery of IAAPS and responsible for overseeing the completion of the building, developing commercial partnerships and delivery of all operations.

  • Rob Oliver

    IAAPS Chief Engineer

    Rob is responsible for the technical execution of IAAPS, this includes test systems, building integration and delivery of testing activity.

  • Henry Watts

    IAAPS Project Manager

    Henry is responsible for project-level governance for IAAPS, ensuring the programme keeps to schedule and budget through robust leadership and management.

  • Tamsin Foxwell

    IAAPS People Lead
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    Tamsin is responsible for the IAAPS people strategy - ensuring we create the right culture to attract, develop and retain world-leading talent.

  • Sarah Sempala-Ntege

    IAAPS Communications Lead

    Sarah is responsible for the IAAPS communications strategy, ensuring all our stakeholders are kept updated on project developments and its launch in Autumn 2020