Roger McKinlay was appointed Challenge Director – Quantum Technologies for UK Research and Innovation in September 2018. Roger has served on the National Quantum Technologies Programme Strategic Advisory Board for three years and was a panel member for the 2016 Quantum Technologies Blackett Review. He has held senior engineering, programme and strategy positions in several industry sectors. Roger read Engineering at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and Fellow of the Institute of Directors. He is a Fellow and a past president of the Royal Institute of Navigation.