Alex Stephenson

Alex Stephenson

Chairman of the MTC


Alex is the Pro-Chancellor and chairman of the Board of Governors at Birmingham City University.

Alex was educated at the University of Liverpool and during a 45-year professional career in engineering and manufacturing he held executive posts with Perkins Engines, Rover Group and Alstom Transport. 

His public roles have included chair of Advantage West Midlands from 1998-2003 and chair of Groundwork Birmingham from 2003-2008. He was a board member of the TIC from 1997-2009. 

He was appointed CBE for his contribution to economic regeneration and manufacturing in the West Midlands. 

Alex is currently a non-executive director at the Manufacturing Technology Centre at Ansty and member of the Corporation at South and City College Birmingham.

Alex became chairman of the MTC on October 1, 2016.

The MTC is an incredible place to complete a graduate placement. It is an amazing opportunity to work with clever people every day and share projects.
We are managing the latest generation of equipment in order to develop new solutions for our future problems.
Riccardo Tosi
Research Engineer - Net Shape Manufacturing