Dr Gillespie is President for HORIBA’s Automotive division. He joined MIRA in 2009 as CEO and led the turnaround in MIRA fortunes which ultimately led to the sale of MIRA to HORIBA Japan in 2015.
Having amassed over 30 years international experience in the automotive and marine product development sectors George has worked extensively in the UK, Germany, USA, Japan and China.
From 2014 to 2018, Dr Gillespie chaired the Intelligent & Connected Vehicles Group within the UK Automotive Council. He represented the UK at the 2016 G7 Summit on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Autonomous Urban Mobility Council. Dr Gillespie is also a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and was President of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) from 2019 to 2021.