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Steven Neill

Chief Innovation Officer

Steven Neill has over 20 years commercial experience in textiles, coatings and nonwovens NPD. He is responsible for the technical delivery of NIRI’s consultancy services. Steven manages the innovation process within the organisation and ensures technical excellence. He also promotes continuous improvement at an individual and organisational level.

Steven also heads up the development of NIRI’s IP portfolio including strategic partnerships and JV programmes. Steven has an MBA focussed on improving organisational creativity and innovation. He gained a 1st class honours degree in Textile Technology from the University of Leeds. He also received best finalist award and Textile Institute Textile Technology Examination prize.