Graham is the Director responsible for Strategy and Futures at the Centre for Process Innovation. He 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. He is also a visiting Professor in the Department of the Built Environment at the University of Salford.
He has a wide-ranging business background including recycling operations, new product development, business development and low carbon energy. Prior to joining CPI he was Director of Strategy and Planning for ICI's Petrochemicals, Plastics and Fertilizers Business before working for Corus where he was Construction Director. He was responsible for a global programme in sustainable urban design and construction.
At CPI Graham develops the strategy for the whole organisation focusing on developing technologies to support the efficient use and reuse of increasingly scarce natural resources. CPI has two main technology teams: one working on Low Carbon and Industrial Biotechnology and the other on Printable Electronics. The aim is to get printed electronics, bioenergy systems and sustainable engineering systems applied to everyday applications.
He lives in the Tees Valley and is married with two young children.