Archie MacPherson

CEO, WMG Catapult Centre

Archie MacPherson

Archie has 25+ years’ experience in Manufacturing with IBM, ICL, Lucas Industries and Mettis Group serving the Automotive, Aerospace, Defence, Energy & Rail sectors. Archie has held leadership roles in organisations in family, public and Private Equity owned structures. In 2009, Archie was a founding member of the Advanced Forming Research Centre alongside University of Strathclyde, Scottish Enterprise, Rolls-Royce & Boeing. In 2012, Archie joined the AFRC as CEO and grew the centre from 32 staff to 136. Archie was Deputy Chair of the Metals Strategy Steering Group for the Metals Forum, culminating in the publication of the UK Industrial Strategy for Metals in October 2015. Archie was a board member of ALFED, the trade association for the Aluminium industry. Archie has advised Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Government in developing an Innovation Strategy to support the Manufacturing sector in Scotland – the First Minister announced the launch of the Manufacturing Action Plan in February 2016. In February 2016, Archie joined WMG.