Geoff has 45 years’ experience in new product development in the automotive sector. He advises Turquoise on innovation-led growth in automotive SMEs with a special focus on environmental issues. As Chief Scientist of the Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA), Geoff was responsible for the technology strategy & research portfolio, including anticipating the needs of manufacturing companies worldwide and evaluating emerging technologies. He has also been involved in numerous UK and EU-funded industrial R&D programmes. Geoff is a non-executive director of Controlled Power Technologies.