Meet the team.
Meet the team working with industry, government and academia to enable and activate a national portfolio of industry relevant projects developing digital solutions to real UK competitive inhibitors.
Bradley Yorke-Biggs / CEO & Professor of Practice
Bradley is a strategic business leader with over 28 years' experience in the automotive industry and technology sectors. An engineer at heart, he brings a wealth of expertise in business strategy, innovation and technology strategy, product strategy and marketing. Bradley previously spent 16 years with global luxury brand Aston Martin, at both operational and senior leadership levels, and formerly held positions at Ford Motor Company, Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Group.
Since joining IDE UK in October 2018, Bradley has led the organisation's transformation, developing a new strategy and organisational capability to drive industry, academic and government engagement and delivery.
Samuele De Guido / Planning Manager
Samuele is responsible for initiating and developing new innovation projects, managing the organisation’s project portfolio, and supporting the institution’s strategy. He also leads IDE’s involvement in collaborative projects, including the Virtually Connected Hybrid Vehicle (VCHV) and Virtual Vehicle Integration and Development (ViVID).
Samuele's expertise lies in programme management, modelling and simulation, and optimisation. He was formerly a Mechanical Design Engineer in a leading company in the semiconductor industry. Samuele is a Chartered Engineer, and holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Parma. Samuele's love of a good project extends to the more adventurous kind outside of work, such as climbing Kilimanjaro and rafting in the Grand Canyon.
Peter Scanes / Programme Manager
Joining IDE in December 2019 Peter brings a wealth of experience in project management from across the automotive industry, having worked for companies such as Ford Motor Company, Lotus Group and Emerald Automotive. Peter’s expertise ranges from powertrain and electrical system development to management of hybrid and EV programmes and quality management.
In his role as Programme Manager Peter will be overseeing the overall programme development and lead on digital engineering activities. After a week of juggling projects, Peter likes to pursue the mechanics and science of hitting the ball in a round of golf. Peter holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Hertfordshire.
Navein Madhavan / Technology Manager
Navein Madhavan is a strategic leader in automation and digital manufacturing with the ability to develop, articulate and deliver vision and goals, backed by a track record of leading complex multi-disciplined teams and programmes to deliver both technical and commercial results.
Navein has a breadth of experience in data-driven engineering with practical experience in robotics, metrology systems, automation systems and artificial intelligence. Navein has developed, led and delivered complex engineering programmes for Bombardier, Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Jaguar Land Rover, to name a few. Navein is a recognised thought leader in the digital engineering and digital manufacturing sectors.
Sunniva Skorve / Business Operations Officer
Sunniva is responsible for overseeing daily operations and business planning as well as managing IDE’s marketing strategy and activities.
Sunniva holds a degree from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts as well as management qualifications from BI Norwegian Business School. She has previous experience in business and project management from retail, education, and the creative industries. Formerly, she held a Business Engagement role at the London Borough of Hackney.
When not crunching numbers or managing the office, Sunniva can be found enjoying London's design scene whilst studying for her HE Diploma in Interior Design.