Director - Infrastructure Systems, Innovate UK

Ian Meikle

Ian  Meikle



Ian Meikle took up the role of Director - Infrastructure Systems at Innovate UK in April 2016.

This role includes leading Innovate UK’s energy, transport systems and future cities programmes of work.

He sits on the board of 4 Catapults:

  • Energy Systems
  • Offshore Renewable Energy
  • Transport Systems
  • Future Cities

Ian has been at Innovate UK since 2009. Initially he ran the low impact buildings programme and more recently he was Head of Agriculture and Food, which included setting up the four AgriTech innovation centres funded by the AgriTech Industrial Strategy.

His working background includes a broad range of sectors: financial services, insurance, manufacturing, consultancy, third-sector, construction, IT and retail.

Previous roles include:

  • Principal Consultant at Inbuilt - a sustainability consultancy
  • Commercial Manager at Building Research Establishment (BRE)
  • Operations Director at Freeform Arts Trust - a third sector urban regeneration organisation
  • Vice President at Morgan Stanley - a US financial services firm

Director - Infrastructure Systems, Innovate UK