Peter Templeton

Chief Executive Officer, IfM Education and Consultancy Services at Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge

Director, Education and Consultancy Unit, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

Peter Templeton has been the Director of the IfM Education and Consultancy Unit since 2003, which is responsible for transferring the IfM's research and education outputs to industry, governments and academic institutions around the world.

The IfM takes an integrated approach to Research, Education and Practice; enabling academic research and teaching to be applied effectively to live industrial and policy issues. This approach enables the IfM's research and teaching to be informed by the current and emerging needs of industry and governments, and to learn from their application in demanding contexts.

Peter has 25 years experience in manufacturing and manufacturing-related services. Early in his career Peter worked in chemical process design and operations; subsequently he developed a broad range of experience with companies providing IT software and services to the process manufacturing sector, encompassing systems for MRP II / ERP, Manufacturing Execution, Engineering Design and Supply Chain Planning and Execution. He has worked with world-leading companies from the chemicals, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, foods, consumer products, nuclear re-processing and defence industries.

His specialities include Commercialisation of management, policy and technology research and business models. Prior to his role at the IfM, Peter was the Marketing Director – Europe, Middle East and Africa for AspenTech.