Chris Meadows (Chair)


Chris Meadows is Head of Open Innovation of IQE plc in Cardiff.

Chris started his career in electronics and semiconductors at British Telecom Research Laboratories before joining a start-up venture between BT and US based DuPont, developing and manufacturing components for optical fibre communications systems.
In 1988, Chris was part of the founding team at Epitaxial Products International Ltd (EPI) in Cardiff. In 1999 EPI merged with a US competitor and underwent a successful IPO to become IQE plc which currently comprises multiple high-tech manufacturing operations across Europe, Asia and the USA.

Chris has held a number of senior management positions within the Group and his current responsibilities include open innovation, marketing and communications.