Director - Clean Growth & Infrastructure, Innovate UK

Ian Meikle

Ian  Meikle



Ian Meikle is Director - Clean Growth & Infrastructure for Innovate UK.

He was previously Director - Infrastructure Systems, a role he took up in April 2016. This saw him lead Innovate UK’s energy, transport systems and future cities programmes of work.

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
  • Operations Director at Freeform Arts Trust, a third sector urban regeneration organisation
  • Vice President at Morgan Stanley, the US financial services firm

Director - Clean Growth & Infrastructure, Innovate UK