Perry is a chartered engineer and a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has more than 30 years of experience in the global process industry. He spent more than 20 years at ICI in engineering, operations, technology, and project management.
In 2003, Perry was appointed as CEO of the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and has since built the organization from a starting staff of one, to more than 280 scientists, engineers, business specialists and support staff employed today. To date, CPI has helped more than 1,500 companies to develop, prove and commercialize new products and processes.