Roger Kemp spent 30 years in the energy and transport industries. After the merger of GEC and Alstom, he worked in Paris, including a period as Director of the Eurostar project team. Returning home, he became UK Technical and Safety Director of Alstom’s Transport Sector.
In 2003, Roger took early retirement and joined Lancaster University as a Professorial Fellow in the Engineering Department. He was involved in energy policy, particularly transport and domestic heating and has been active in the IET and has given evidence on its behalf to government select committees. Following Storm Desmond, when Lancaster lost power for more than 24 hours, he wrote the RAEng report Living without Electricity, drawing attention to the critical importance of electricity in modern society. His second retirement was in July 2020 and he is now Professor Emeritus at Lancaster.
Roger is a Fellow of the IET, the RSA and the Royal Academy of Engineering.