2017 Award Winners

Leadership Award Winner - Paul McKinlay, Vice President, Head of Broughton Plant - Airbus


Paul McKinlay was appointed as the Head of the Broughton Plant for Airbus Operations in September 2010. He joined Airbus with a BSc. (Hons.) in Chemistry from the University of Manchester in 1990 as an Industrial Chemist. Paul was named Head of Operations for Long Range Wing Assembly in 2001. In 2005, Paul was named Head of HR for the Airbus Broughton Plant, a position he held for 2 years before being named Head of the Airbus’ Hawker Jet business at Broughton 2007. In 2010 he took on his current role as Head of the Broughton plant. Airbus Broughton is a site of nearly 6,000 employees and builds the wings for the A320 family, A350 XWB, A330 and A380 aircraft. In 2017 the site will deliver 700+ sets of wings to Final Assembly lines in Europe and the US. Paul is married with two children. A keen sports fan, Paul is Chairman of Airbus UK FC and runs half marathons for charity. He also participated in the Battlefield Cycle Ride in 2011 raising money for Help the Heroes.


Rising Star Award Winner - Luca Cesarini, World Class Manufacturing Manager - Maserati


My Name is Luca Cesarini, born Viterbo, Italy in 1987. My work experience in Maserati Modena started in 2012 in the HR office and later moved to Product Marketing where I was responsible for the product grid of Maserati Quattroporte. Later, I moved to the Manufacturing area and I reaffirmed my interest in lean production and world class manufacturing, being WCM Manager and Handling and Logistic Engineering. I was involved in the WPI of the new Jeep in the Belvidere plant (USA) and was responsible for the unification of the assembly line of Maserati Granturismo and Alfa Romeo 4c (first plant with 2 different marriage of engine). In 2017 I participated in the discovery channel TV program “supercar” for a special episode on Alfa Romeo 4C production. I’ve spent years abroad as a footballer (professional football player in Brazil, Thailand, Jordan, Philippines and Maldives). My extensive traveling experiences has offered me opportunities to adapt to new environments. I have learned how important it is to be flexible, use my own resources and get the best out of your team mates to achieve the goals.


Supply Chain Leadership Award Winner - Marion Matthewman, Head of Global Logistics - Syngenta


Marion is the Global Head of Logistics for Syngenta and is responsible for developing and implementing the Logistics, Intercompany and Duties Strategy. The focus is on driving value, simplification, focused execution and enhancing customer experience through working and developing highly energized logistics professionals.