Professor Chris Atkin CEng FRAeS FREng

Chairman, Engineering Council


Professor Chris Atkin is the Head of Engineering at the University of East Anglia (UEA). He completed an MA and PhD in Engineering at the University of Cambridge and then spent four years working for BAE Systems, six years at DERA and seven years with QinetiQ. Chris led Aeronautical Engineering at City, University of London for 12 years, becoming Head of Engineering in 2017. Chris joined UEA at the start of 2020.


Chris joined the Engineering Council Board in 2015, becoming Chairman in 2017, and is committed to effective self-regulation of the engineering profession. He previously sat on the Engineering Council’s Registration Standards Committee and has undertaken several roles on behalf of the Royal Aeronautical Society, of which he was President in 2016-2017. Chris is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.