Stafford is Innovation Lead – Clean Growth Strategy at Innovate UK. This included leading on Innovate UK’s recent net zero strategy work.
Stafford has been at Innovate UK since 2018. Initially he lead on EU Horizon programmes, covering the digital and future technologies portfolios. His working background includes sustainability and engineering roles across start-ups and corporates. Stafford holds an Engineering Doctorate in Environmental Technology from the University of Surrey and has worked internationally as an expert on circular economy and critical materials.
Outside of Innovate Stafford spends his time raising two young boys and he generally swims a lot.