The 2017 staff Working with Business Conference will take place on Thursday 4 May, where we will welcome Formula 1’s Rob Smedley as our keynote speaker.
Rob will talk about his journey through the ranks of F1, and will also share his views on the value of strong business connections with education.
Born in Normanby, Rob has worked his way up through the ranks in Formula 1 racing. He is most famous for his race engineer partnership with Felipe Massa at Ferrari. Their close working relationship saw Rob follow Massa from their long stint at Ferrari to a new role at Williams, where Rob became Head of Vehicle Performance for the team. He is widely recognised as being one of the most respected engineers in the whole of Formula 1.
Rob was awarded an honorary Doctor of Professional Studies at Teesside University in 2009.
You will also get an insight into the new University Student Futures employability strategy, and hear first-hand about the incredible success of some of the start-up businesses on campus.
Lunch and refreshments are included, and transport will be provided for staff travelling to and from the venue.