His industrial career spans 22 years, working for ICI, Zeneca, Avecia and Fujifilm. Roles included technical, production, start-up management and technology leadership. Responsibilities included new product introduction, process improvement, project definition, capital expenditure and novel process technology evaluation. He was a board director with Britest Ltd (2006-2011) an industry / academic consortium focussed on adding value through process understanding and design. He is currently chair of Chemical Sciences Scotland Innovation Group. Responsible for Centre sustainability; manges industry collaborations / engagements; business plan development and implementation; outreach.