Nigel is a Chartered Engineer with 40 years of experience in the global Process Industry. He spent over 20 years with ICI in an international career in senior technology and business leadership roles. From ICI he joined PwC Consulting before being appointed as the CEO of CPI in 2003. He has taken the company from start-up, to today where it employs over 450 high calibre scientists and engineers is recognised internationally as a leading world-class resource supporting the Process Industry, and is a key founding partner of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult as well as a leading architect of the Catapult model. 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 the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the National Physical Laboratory, and also a Trustee and Lay Member of the Durham University Council where he also chairs the University Ethics Advisory Committee. 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 sits on the Academy’s Engineering Policy Centre Committee, having previously chaired the Academy Awards Committee, and served as a member of the Dowling Review Committee. Nigel was awarded an MBE in Queen’s 90th Birthday honours list in 2016.