The Schools’ ACP welcomes a new Trustee

The Board of The Schools’ Aerospace Careers Programme Charity warmly welcomes a new member: Elaine Whyte. Elaine is an experienced transformation leader with a successful track record in driving complex change. Her passion lies in the defence sector where she has been fortunate to work for over 30 years having served in the RAF as an Engineering Officer for 20 of those years and continues now as a consultant. Driven by her values of trust, integrity and inclusivity, Elaine ensures that an open and honest dialogue is maintained with clients and colleagues alike.

Recognising the importance of stakeholder alignment in all change programmes, Elaine invests a great deal of time to ensure the team understands, supports and pushes forward the agenda to achieve the desired culture change. More recently, inspired by the opportunities that emerging technology could deliver, Elaine has driven the use of drones in the commercial sector and is now supporting defence to deliver its next generation of satellite communication systems.

Elaine is passionate about social mobility and mentors young people through the Social Mobility Foundation. Dr Michael Smith FRAeS, the ACP Chairman, said: “Elaine is the Board’s first chartered engineer. Furthermore, with her extensive professional and business background, plus deep understanding of young people, she is an ideal as well as warmly welcomed member of the ACP team.”