Nigel is CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder of Graphcore, a technology business leader, entrepreneur and engineer. Prior to Graphcore, Nigel was CEO at two successful venture capital-backed processor companies and co-founder and board director at Icera, a 3G cellular modem chip company, which was sold to NVIDIA in 2011 for $435M. He was previously a senior executive at a major Silicon Valley, publicly listed semiconductor company.
He has served as a board member and chairman for several technology businesses and currently sits as the senior non-executive director on the board of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which is a non-departmental UK public body that directs over £8bn per year into research and innovation funding. He has also been a member of the UK’s Prime Minister’s Business Council.
Nigel is the author of 3 granted patents and has been awarded a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Bristol.