New CEO for WMG

WMG has appointed Archie MacPherson as the new CEO of the WMG centre High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult.

Archie, who previously studied at Harvard Business School, commented, ‘I’m passionate about helping companies to improve their competitiveness, and I’m looking forward to using my expertise to help convert the art and science of innovation into tangible results.’

The WMG centre is focussed on collaborative research and development in the area of low carbon mobility. It has specialist expertise in lightweight materials, advanced propulsion systems and intelligent mobility. The centre helps companies to improve their products, process and technologies by accelerating and de-risking the uptake of innovation.

Archie has previously held board positions with ALFED (the trade association for the Aluminium industry), MGTS (Midland Group Training Services), as well as positions on several sector-specific advisory committees. In addition, he worked with Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Government in developing an Innovation Strategy to support the Manufacturing sector in Scotland.

In his new role, Archie will also represent WMG on the High Value Manufacturing Catapult Management Board.