Nigel is a Chartered Engineer with 35 years of experience in the global Process Industry. He spent over 20 years with ICI, enjoying an international career in engineering, operations, technology management, and project and business management. From ICI he joined PwC Consulting focusing on the development, consolidation and evolution of the European High Technology Sector. He was appointed CEO for CPI in 2003. He has taken the company from start-up, to today where it employs over 260 high calibre scientists and engineers and is recognised internationally as a world-class resource supporting the Process Industry. Nigel is a Fellow and past Technical Vice President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He has an MA in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford, and is an alumnus of the Accelerated Development Programme at London Business School and the Entrepreneurship Development Program at MIT. He is a Visiting Professor at Newcastle University. He is a member of the Leadership Board of the Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2010 and currently chairs the Academy’s Awards Committee and a member of the Dowling Review Committee. Nigel received an MBE in Queen’s 90th Birthday honours list in 2016.