Guy Woolley

Chief Operating Officer

Guy Woolley is the Chief Operating Officer for Innovate UK.

Guy has worked at Innovate UK since 2014, joining as Head of Process Improvement and Business Change. He then took on the role of Deputy Director Programme Management Office, supporting the creation of UK Research and Innovation to bring the seven research councils, Innovate UK and Research England into a single organisation. Guy then took on the roles of Director of Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Governance and Deputy Programme Director.

Before joining Innovate UK, Guy was the General Manager of a UK and EU packaging business. Prior to this, he worked in various sectors including telecommunications, consultancy and pharmaceuticals, holding roles in process improvement, programme delivery and product development.

Guy is a trained industrial chemist and studied for an MBA at Bath University. He is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Major Project Leadership Academy graduate.

Last updated: 2 February 2024

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