Centre for Process Innovation & High Value Manufacturing Catapult
Graham is the Director responsible for Strategy and Futures at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and was until recently the first Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for the UK’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult. He has a Degree in Metallurgy, PhD from the University of Cambridge and an MBA. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. He is also a Visiting Professor at Teesside University. He is Director of the centre for Resource Efficient Manufacturing Systems which is a collaboration between the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge, Teesside University and CPI.
He has a wide-ranging business background including recycling operations, new product development, business development and low carbon energy. Prior to joining CPI he was Director of Strategy and Planning for ICI’s Petrochemicals, Plastics and Fertilizers Business before working for Corus where he was Construction Director. He was responsible for a global programme in sustainable urban design and construction.
He has developed and delivered strategy for a wide range of organisations and has been a core member of the team that has created the UK’s first Technology and Innovation Centre – The High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Graham works with the HVM Catapult to develop the technology strategy to support the growth of UK High Value Manufacturing.
CPI’s main businesses are focussed on the scale up and proving of novel processes. They are in: Industrial biotechnology and biorefining, Novel printable electronic devices, Biologics, Formulation and flexible manufacturing and Resource efficient manufacturing systems.
He is also a member of the board of Northumbria University at Newcastle.