Doug Cowper

Doug Cowper is Chair of Governors at Winchcombe Abbey Church of England Primary School. Doug has been a governor since February 2007.  He was the former vice-chair and chair of the finance and staffing committee.

Doug is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IET. He has been an active member of INCOSE for 12 years and was President of INCOSE UK from Nov 08 to Nov 10 and a Director from Sep 06 to Nov 12.Whilst by profession, Doug is a highly experienced systems engineering manager he has a wide range of experience working across the commercial, military, government and academic sectors and has worked with organisations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Syngenta, University College London’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Airbus, Boeing and AWE. Doug has also led a number of working groups developing the teaching of systems engineering core competencies in the UK.  He has published a number of Journal Papers and Conference Papers in his specialised field. Doug is also a Doctor of Philosophy (Technology Planning & Management -University College London).

Doug has significant commercial and business knowledge.  He has extensive Project/Bid and Business Management & Development experience.

In his spare time, Doug works with the Scouts.