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 consulting with the BPI Group.
Steve is currently a member of the COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards) Strategic Forum and a member of the Process Safety Management Competence Board. He also sits on the Board of the Involvement and Participation Association (an employee relations think-tank), is a Trustee of the chemical industry’s training body, CogentSkills, and chair of the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) Communications Network. Former roles include Chair of the UK’s Energy Intensive Users Group and President of the European Chemical Employers Group.