Steve is a chemist by training with extensive knowledge of the chemical industry and process manufacturing. Steve spent more than 25 years in industry (ICI) in a variety of research and management roles. Prior to joining the Knowledge Transfer Network he set up and ran a Faraday Partnership (Insight) and then held a number of roles in Chemistry Innovation KTN.
In 2013 he led the development of the strategy for innovation in the UK chemistry-using sectors, which has been adopted by the UK’s Chemistry Growth Partnership to provide a framework defining the key innovation priorities for those industries.
In his current role Steve aims to help UK industry become globally competitive through developing sustainable and resource efficient products and processes.