Adrian Higson is NNFCC's Managing Director. He is also NNFCC’s Lead Consultant for Biobased products. He is a chartered
chemist with over 20 years’ research and consulting experience within the
chemical and biobased products industry.
maintains a wide client base, providing consulting and facilitation services
for both the public and private sector. Private sector clients include SME
technology developers, multi-national FMCG companies and business investors.
is a goal focused APM qualified project manager with experience of coordinating
large multi-site and multi-stakeholder projects. He has an excellent track
record of delivering complex projects to high quality, on budget and within
a market analysis, sustainability appraisal or a business options study, Adrian
takes a ‘solutions based’ approach to each study; working with the client to
ensure the right questions are asked, ensuring project outputs are aligned with
client expectations and desired outcomes.
holds a PhD from the University of Liverpool and has held research positions at
the University of Colorado (USA) and University of Dundee (UK). Prior to
joining NNFCC he was a project manager at SAFC Pharma (Sigma Aldrich)
supervising the GMP manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients.
experience has contributed to several public working groups, including
- UK Bioeconomy Business Environment Working Group
- European Commission Expert Group for Bio-Based Products
- Scottish Industrial Biotechnology Development Group
- Bioeconomy advisor to Innovation Norway.