The Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult is one of elite technology and innovation centres set up to transform the UK’s capability for innovation and help drive future economic growth. Set up by Innovate UK, the Catapults harness world-leading expertise, transforming high potential ideas into new products and services. The Catapult centres include Cell and Gene Therapy, Connected Places, Digital, Energy Systems, High Value Manufacturing, Offshore Renewable Energy, Medicines Discovery, and Satellite Applications.

Compound semiconductors enable disruptive technologies that transform our world including smart phones, computers, the electric transport revolution and a net zero carbon economy. The power, speed and light found in compound semiconductors outperform silicon chips, powering next generation applications and solutions. This is a unique opportunity to deliver truly innovative world-leading solutions.

We are seeking an inspirational and dynamic non-executive director to contribute to the Catapult’s entrepreneurial strategy, building key relationships with venture capital and other investor partners. A visionary, you will provide inspirational leadership to the team, monitoring the strategic performance of the organisation, ensuring that it delivers services in line with the targets set in the business plan whilst delivering truly innovative solutions that help to foster, grow and scale companies in the UK. We are looking for a high-calibre individual with a proven track record of inspirational commercial leadership in R&D activities. You will have proven commercial nous and high-level communication skills, winning the respect of industry leaders, government, SMEs and academics, within the United Kingdom and internationally.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please call our advising consultants:

Baljit Dhadda: 020 3906 7776 or 07736 880699

Peter Ward: 020 3906 7776 or 07711 058871

Closing Date: 30th July 2021

The Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of society and we fully embrace flexible working.