Peter Templeton

Executive Director, Strategic Development

From 2003 - 2017, Peter Templeton led the Institute for Manufacturing's dissemination company IfM Education and Consultancy Services Ltd., (IfM ECS) which is responsible for transferring the IfM's research and education outputs to industry, governments and academic institutions around the world.


Peter is now IfM ECS’ Executive Director, Strategic Development, focusing on externally facing developments and key client relationships, helping clients to realise value from IfM research. With effect from August 2019, he is focusing on:

  • A small number of key UK and international client relationships
  • Developing IfM ECS’ Healthcare line of business

IfM ECS’ healthcare business will be developed in line with the IfM healthcare theme, and address both physical and mental health. It will incorporate research from across the Department of Engineering and involve collaboration with the University’s School of Clinical Medicine and other Schools where appropriate.


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 computer systems, 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. At the IfM, Peter has developed interests in business strategy, strategic technology and innovation management, and business support programmes for small and medium size firms.


Peter also leads the charity The William Templeton Foundation for Young People’s Mental Health

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