TechWorks has announced the appointment of Jillian Hughes – Director, NMI Networks (Manufacturing & Supply Chain) and Office Manager.

With responsibility for leading and developing the NMI Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Jillian will be central to members and activities of the community. Working to find opportunities for members and stakeholders and leverage power of industry intelligence.

Jillian will be based at the organisations Head Office in Livingston where she will also lead the growth of the existing office team and the development of skills.

Jillian’s career to date has afforded her valuable insight and a wealth of experience in the Semiconductor industry, serving a recognised apprenticeship at National Semiconductor, Greenock. Having finished her time at National Semiconductor, Jillian continued her career at Seagate Microelectronics, Motorola MOS16 and Motorola MOS 9 (Freescale Semiconductor). In addition, Jillian also has supply chain experience within the semiconductor industry – having worked for several companies that feed into the worldwide semiconductor supply chain. Furthermore, Jillian brings extensive business knowledge gained both within and out with the industry.

Commenting on the appointment, TechWorks CEO, Alan Banks said “We are absolutely delighted to have Jillian join our leadership team, her proven experience in both the semiconductor industry and her drive and determination to serve our members is fantastic, particularly at this difficult time in the world where collaboration and networking are paramount to forging new ideas and solutions to the challenges we face. Jillian also brings with her extensive business expertise which will help strengthen TechWorks as we move forward to support the growth of ‘Deep Tech’ communities “.

Jillian Hughes added, “I am delighted to be joining TechWorks as NMI director and office manager, I look forward to working with the NMI community on the challenges and issues faced in this ever changing environment and also help TechWorks achieve its long term objectives for the deep tech industry in the UK“.