Nigel J Perry MBE FREng FRSC

Non Executive Director

With 40 years of experience in the global Process Industry, Nigel began his career with ICI, with a variety of roles over 20 years in engineering, operations, technology management, and project and business management, gaining experience in Asia, Europe and the US.

From ICI, he joined PwC Consulting focusing on the development, consolidation and evolution of the European High Technology Sector including the adoption and emergence of new technologies, and new business models and new entrants.

He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of CPI in 2003. He built the company from start-up, to an internationally recognised, world-class resource supporting the Process Industry in biotechnology, pharmaceutical manufacture, formulations, and electronics. Nigel stepped down as CEO in 2020.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has an MA in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford, 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 Manchester University.

He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2010 and is currently sits on the Academy’s Engineering Policy Committee. Previously he was a member of the Dowling Review Committee on University Business Interaction.

Nigel is the Senior Independent Director of the National Physical Laboratory, the UK’s National Metrology Institute. He is a Lay Member of Durham University’s Council, where he chairs the Ethics Committee.

He is a member of the Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership.

He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 90thBirthday Honour’s list for services to engineering.

Nigel J Perry