Professor David Hughes FREng

David Hughes, Managing Director of the Business Innovation Group, has held senior management positions with several leading multinational companies where he developed new ideas for creating customer value through innovation. He has extensive experience in implementing the resulting new product strategies.

Following a 30 year career in industry David then went on to take up the post of Director General, Innovation Group and Chief Scientific Advisor at the DTI.  He was the first director general of the DTI’s Innovation Group and its chief scientific adviser until 2006. He was responsible for producing the DTI Innovation Report, published in December 2003, which led to the foundation of the Technology Strategy Board.

In addition to running his own consultancy business, David is now visiting Professor of Engineering Management at City University, London.

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