Graham Hillier BMet, PhD, Ceng, FIMMMFRSA

Former Director of Strategy and Futures

Graham was the former Director of Strategy and Futures for CPI.

He has a wide-ranging business career in technology development, innovation and strategy development. He joined CPI in 2004 and has developed and delivered its strategy of providing open access innovation services to companies of all sizes working in and with the process industries. The CPI businesses are focussed on the scale up and proving of novel processes in: Industrial biotechnology and biorefining, Emerging electronic devices for digital manufacturing, Biologics, Formulation and flexible manufacturing and Resource efficient manufacturing systems.

Prior to joining CPI, he was Director of Strategy and Planning for ICI’s Petrochemicals, Plastics and Fertilizers Business before working for Corus as Construction Director. He also led a global programme in sustainable urban design and construction for World Steel.

He has developed and delivered strategy for a wide range of organisations and was core member of the team that has created the UK’s first Technology and Innovation Centre – The High Value Manufacturing Catapult. He was the organisation’s first CTO and continues to work with it to develop the technology strategy to support the growth of UK High Value Manufacturing.

Graham has a Degree in Metallurgy, PhD from the University of Cambridge and an MBA. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. He has been a Visiting Professor at Salford University and Teesside University. He has a particular interest in Resource Efficient Manufacturing Systems. He is also a member of the board of Northumbria University at Newcastle.

Graham Hillier
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