Paul Stein

Chief Scientific Officer, Rolls-Royce plc

Paul Stein graduated in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from King's College London in 1978.  After several positions in technology and general management serving the commercial and defence communications markets he moved to Roke Manor Research, and was appointed Managing Director in 1996.


From 2006 to 2009 Paul joined the Ministry of Defence as the Director General, Science and Technology, responsible for the technical direction, prioritisation and out-sourcing of the UK's £500m annual investment in Defence S&T. At the end of his three year contract with the MoD Paul joined Rolls-Royce as the group Chief Scientific Officer.


As Chief Scientific Officer, Paul helps the Rolls-Royce group set its technological and business direction in view of market and technology trends, and examine areas where alternative technological and innovative approaches could lead to competitive advantage for the company. He is also actively engaged in talent development for the company, ensuring that specialist engineering talent is promoted and sustained. Paul is also the independent chair of the Nuclear Engineering Executive and represents the Nuclear Sector at the Engineering Leadership Board.


Paul is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.