Nick Mellor is the Managing Director of the Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA) where he has worked since 2012 and has been in the lift industry since 1992. He was in the inaugural cohort on the MSc in Lift Engineering from the (now) University of Northampton from which he graduated in 2002. He is now an Associate Lecturer on the MSc and visiting fellow at the University of Northampton. Nick sits on BSI’s MHE/4 lifts, hoist and escalator committee where he has been involved in the development of various British Standards. He is a BSI delegate to various European (CEN) working groups including one developing a standard for “slow speed lifts” and he is also on both the European (CEN) and International (ISO) working groups looking at firefighters lifts and lifts for evacuation. Nick holds a BSc(Eng) from Imperial College, London, an MBA from Brunel University/ Henley Management College and an MSc in lift engineering from the University of Northampton.