North Highland College UHI appoints new Engineering Technology and Energy Centre Director

North Highland College UHI is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Giles Huby as the new Director of its Engineering, Technology and the Energy Centre (ETEC) at its Thurso campus.

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Mr Giles Huby, originally from Yorkshire, is a chartered engineer and Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He has nearly 30 years’ experience in the design, development and maintenance of engineering systems for the aerospace and defence sectors from his time as an engineering officer in the RAF and then as the co-founder and managing director of a specialist technology and training business based in Moray.

Commenting on his new role, Giles said; “I am genuinely very excited about my new role. I think it is very important to continue to provide courses and skills that meet the local employer needs, but also to look forward and grow our involvement in emerging sectors and technologies, including the planned spaceport, battery technology and offshore wind.”

North Highland College UHI offers engineering courses in various disciplines and levels and has recently developed a fully online MSc in Engineering and MSc in Mechanical Engineering available to start from this September.

Principal Donald MacBeath, commented; “I am delighted to welcome Giles to the College as our new Director of ETEC. The Centre plays a key role for the College and the University of the Highlands and Islands in delivering the high-quality engineering and technology skills needed locally, regionally and nationally. In particular, I very much look forward to seeing Giles leading the ETEC response to the skills development opportunities arising from the many, varied technology-based business activities here in the north Highlands”.