Brandon Medical Chief Executive appointed Visiting Professor

Professor Keith JacksonKeith Jackson, Chief Executive of Brandon Medical continues his contribution as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Keith, who heads the multi-award winning Yorkshire company Brandon Medical, will deliver keynote lectures and act as a mentor to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

After graduating from the University of Leeds with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Keith spent the first five years of his career as a design engineer for British motoring powerhouse Jaguar. After a year of voluntary work in Africa, he returned to the UK to study for a MSc in Biomedical Engineering.

Keith is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, a Fellow of both the IMechE and the Institute of Directors and an IoD UK Director of the Year. He has had numerous senior leadership roles in medical technology companies, working in sales, product development and operations. As CEO of Sheffield based JRI Orthopaedics he built a culture of innovation and spearheaded international business development, breaking into Brazil, Japan and China.

Brandon Medical have a wealth of expertise in the design, manufacture and installation of innovative operating theatre equipment, delivering integrated solutions in more than 70 countries. In the last 12 months, the Company have added to their impressive array of awards with a Queen’s Award for International Trade, a Board of Trade Award, the Northern Powerhouse emerging markets exporter of the year and a Make UK innovation award for the use of IoT.

Keith’s visiting professorship builds on strong collaborative research and knowledge transfer links with the University of Sheffield developed over many years.

"I am delighted to continue to contribute to the work of this great University, inspiring the next generation of engineers, entrepreneurs and business leaders. I shall illuminate the curriculum by sharing real world examples and the lessons I have learned from more than 30 years in business. This will include the importance of placing the customer at the heart of an innovation process and the market adoption of new and enhanced products. My aim is to encourage and support students to become very capable engineers and dynamic future leaders."

Keith Jackson | Visiting Professor