National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Chris Courtney NMIS

Chris Courtney

Chief Executive Officer, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Chris joined NMIS in late 2022, bringing a wealth of manufacturing and industrial experience gained in previous roles including UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Challenge Director for Made Smarter Innovation and his time leading Industry 4.0 developments across manufacturing at Deloitte.

Chris has also been a CTO of a start-up, was the launching Chairman for CFMS and before that an Engineering VP in Rolls Royce where he worked in aerospace defence and commercial and offshore marine. Throughout his career, Chris has developed and delivered new technology capability and business transformations and has worked extensively across the globe in Scandinavia, USA, Singapore and Europe.

Having studied for his MBA at Warwick Business School, Chris also holds a masters from Cranfield University and a degree in aeronautical engineering from Queens University Belfast. In addition to various advisory roles, he is the governor of a local integrated primary and secondary school in Derby and a board trustee for the New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE), a new institution pioneering new approaches to engineering and technology degree education.