Speaker profile

Stephen Elliott

Stephen Elliott

Chief Executive, Chemical Industries Association

Steve Elliott joined the Chemical Industries Association in 1997, spending four and half years as Head, International Trade with
additional responsibility for Sustainable Development. In April 2002, he was promoted to the position of Director, Trade &
Competitiveness and subsequently Director, Business Environment. Steve was appointed Chief Executive of the CIA in February 2006.

Steve possesses a First class BA (Hons) degree from Nottingham Trent University, and is an Associate Fellow of the IChemE. Prior to his career with CIA, he spent fifteen years working with the DTI, a South African trade advisory body and Crown Agents as an international trade policy and promotion specialist, as well as in general consultancy with Price Waterhouse. 

Steve is currently President of the European Chemical Employers Group. He also sits on the Board of the Involvement and Participation Association and is involved with a number of committees within Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council). 

Married with two children, Steve is Governor of the local primary school, and a supporter of Manchester City Football Club.