Dom Barraclough is a Chartered Engineer with European professional registration (Eur Ing). He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE), and the Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), he is a member of the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) and is an Associate of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) and a member of the Critical Industry Suppliers Association (CIS). He leads Finch while studying for his MBA, and he practices as a consultant and as an expert witness.
Dom is qualified and experienced in both electrical and mechanical systems including control systems. Having worked in industry for some 30 years in positions ranging from the shop floor to senior management, his industrial experience ranges from design through manufacturing to consulting and across a wide range of sectors including automotive, manufacturing, agriculture, food processing and construction.
He is a named inventor on 3 patents for small and medium-sized electromechanical drive systems.
Dom has been instructed some 200 times as an expert witness in disputes, personal injury and fatality cases, including a murder and a large plant and equipment fraud, and international arbitrations. He has acted for both defendants and claimants and on a single joint basis.
He Chairs the National Safe Man Riding in Mines Committee (SMIM) and is a Judge for the IET and the FDF annual awards. Dom has helped build a number of engineering-based businesses and has experience in personal, business-angel and private equity investments.