Dr Marilyn Comrie OBE is an award winning serial entrepreneur, green tech innovator and board member of the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership. Her passion is developing the pipeline of diverse talent needed to fuel the green industrial revolution to tackle climate change. This includes Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic boys and girls, and young people from low-income backgrounds.
Honoured by HRH the Queen with an OBE for services to woman’s enterprise in 2009, and awarded the Kofi Annan African Leadership Excellence Award for contributions to attracting trade & investment into Africa, Marilyn is an inspirational role model, qualified leadership coach, chemistry graduate and strategic thinker.
She is a director of multi-award-winning e-motorsport STEM education pioneers, the Blair Project, principal founder of the Black United Representation Network which exists to tackle racial inequalities in Greater Manchester through wealth generation
Marilyn, is the CEO of new £4 million net zero industrialisation and electrification skills training centre within Manchester Science Park to strengthen supply chains and rapidly upskill, reskill and new skill home grown talent to drive green growth.
Opening in May 2024, the Manchester Innovation Activities Hub or MIAH will support the entire innovation chain from research, development and demonstration to commercialization and deployment, and deliver workforce skills training in automotive electrification, batteries, automation, robotics and hydrogen to plug gaps.