Catalyst welcomes new Director

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre in Widnes, Cheshire is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Youd-Thomas as the new Director of Catalyst encompassing the role of ERDF Project Director.

Stephen, who has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Liverpool John Moores University, runs a successful Corporate Social Responsibility consultancy and was formerly Head of Social Goals at the Co-operative Group.
Stephen said, "I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues and the Board of Trustees at Catalyst. This is a wonderful opportunity to help develop the work of the UK's only science discovery centre with chemistry as its main theme. Catalyst brings alive the subject of chemistry for thousands of young people from across the North West and beyond, and hopefully this experience will encourage many of them to consider a career in science in the future. The North West has historically been a centre of excellence in the chemical industry and the work that Catalyst does to encourage young people to take an interest in the sector may help to ensure that it continues to have a bright future."

Welcoming Stephen to Catalyst, Bryan Davies, Chairman said “It is a pleasure to welcome Stephen as the new Director of Catalyst, he will continue to manage our ERDF project, he will strengthen the management team and I look forward to working with him as we shape the future of Catalyst.”

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