The NEAA is led by a strong Executive and Advisory Board, who represent the diverse nature of the automotive industry.
Professor Matt Boyle OBE, is the Managing Director of Turntide Transport, who offer one-stop powertrain, intelligence, efficiency, and control technologies to help industrial and commercial vehicles achieve net-zero targets.
Matt was appointed as Professor of Practice in Engineering at Newcastle University in 2021. As a professor of practice, he provides the leadership required of the University in its national role as lead for the Driving the Electric Revolution Innovation Centre (DER-IC) project.
He is the executive chair of the Driving the Electric Revolution Innovation Centre (DER-IC) project, of which Newcastle University is the lead partner, overseeing four cutting-edge DER innovation centres.
Matt has a wealth of industrial experience from having worked for engineering companies for more than 30 years. Until November 30, 2017 Matt Boyle was President and CEO of Sevcon; a Nasdaq listed, Global, North East England Headquartered company which is at the forefront of the global electrification. During Matt’s Presidency Sevcon grew from a $20M industrial business in 1997 to a Company acquired by BorgWarner for $200M in September 2017 which was predominately automotive focused. Matt consults for German, Italian, US, Chinese and UK companies all associated with electrification.
Matt is a member of the IET Industrial skills policy group and is the Chair of the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA). Matt was awarded an OBE for services to Engineering and Skills in the 2018 New Year honours list.
The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) is established to support the economic sustainable growth and competitiveness of the automotive sector in the North East of England. The NEAA provides a single unified voice to key stakeholder groups and promotes the true value created by the region's automotive industry.