Sophie Macfarlane-Smith

Sophie Macfarlane-Smith

Head of Customer Business – Civil Nuclear & SMR, Rolls-Royce


Sophie is the Head of Customer Business for Rolls-Royce’s Civil Nuclear & SMR business, with responsibility for the development of global customer opportunities and associated government relationships.

After completing a Master’s Degree in the Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors at Birmingham University, Sophie joined the reactor physics team of Rolls-Royce in 1996.  Her career in Rolls-Royce has included a range of technical and project delivery roles covering multiple sectors including Submarines, Naval and Commercial Marine and now Nuclear.  Sophie returned to Rolls-Royce’s Nuclear sector in 2014.

Sophie is a Chartered Physicist, has two children and has recently achieved her brown belt in Shotokan karate.