Dr. Mike Pitts

Deputy Challenge Director, Transforming Construction, UK Research & Innovation

Mike’s extensive experience in innovation-focused roles across the construction industry, coupled with his involvement in establishing the Hub as part of the Transforming Construction Programme has led to him becoming a valued member of the Hub Board. Mike has been involved with the Hub since its inception and has held both senior management and Board level positions during that time.

Mike is the Deputy Challenge Director for Transforming Construction – the government’s Industrial Strategy programme linked to the sector deal and managed by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation. In addition to this, whilst acting as Interim Challenge Director, he was responsible for securing the programme as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Mike holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry and throughout his career has worked primarily within the fields of R&D and innovation, with a heavy focus on embedding sustainability into the UK’s commercial agendas.

Mike is committed to transforming the construction sector from one based upon cost savings to one that provides whole life value for society. He is proud of the work being undertaken through the Hub as he sees how it’s enabling industry to work together in order to move faster and in a more coordinated way towards a model that will provide greater benefits to all involved.