Jon Wood


Head of Innovation and Cluster Development

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Jon works with the 5 priority technology and innovation clusters in the region (Compound Semiconductors, Medical Devices and Diagnostics, FinTech, Cyber Security, Creative Industries), to help them develop strategies and roadmaps for growth, which will deliver impact in the local economy.

Prior to joining CCR, Jon spent his career in innovation across Wales – from developing green manufacturing processes with Cardiff-based Biocatalysts Ltd, studying plant-based antimicrobial compounds at Cardiff University, to representing the UK’s Innovation agency (Innovate UK) as the first Manager for Wales.

Having spent time his entire career across research and innovation in Wales, including academia, industry and the public sector, Jon is passionate about finding innovative ways to ensure the 3 sectors can work together more effectively, growing the economy in our region.

Outside of work, Jon can be found on a beach somewhere in South Wales or field in Poland with his wife and children, or running through the amazing countryside in Bridgend. That, or a spot of DIY.

Meet the team

Kellie Beirne

Director of CCR City Deal

Rhys Thomas

Chief Operating Officer

Nicola Somerville

Head of Business Development & Inclusive Growth

Hrjinder Singh

Head of Finance, Risk and Assurance

Suzanne Chesterton

Head Of Governance Policy & Communications

Robert O’Dwyer

Head of Infrastructure