Chief Technology Officer, High Value Manufacturing Catapult

Chris provides leadership, guidance and technical insight, enabling centre teams to find the innovative solutions that connect industrial needs with world-leading research offerings.

Chris joined HVM Catapult in October 2022 from the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), where he was Research Director. Before joining NMIS, he held a number of senior research positions at TWI and was the Director of the Joining 4.0 Innovation Centre (J4IC) with Lancaster University. He has also worked in technology leadership and innovation roles at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Rolls Royce and GKN.

Chris holds both a PhD and a 1st Class MEng (Hons) in Materials Engineering from the University of Birmingham, as well as an MBA (PG Cert) from the Open University.