Dr Clive Rankin - Chairman

Clive Rankin has broad international experience as a CEO across a variety of industrial sectors and is now a business angel, adviser and non-executive director to small businesses. His experience encompasses senior roles in the packaging, plastics, engineering and chemical industries. He has been based mainly in the UK with spells in Singapore and Germany, and with responsibility for businesses based in North America, Europe and Asia. Latterly he was Divisional Chairman of Laporte Fine Chemicals until its acquisition by Degussa when he became Vice President of Degussa Fine Chemicals. In October 2008 Clive was appointed the UK’s nominated expert on Climate Change to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). He is a graduate of St. Andrews University where he obtained an Honours B.Sc. in Chemistry and a PhD for research into polymer behaviour.