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prof. chris white

Director of Industrial Policy and Insight Centre, MTC


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Chris is the Director of the Industrial Policy Research Centre (IPRC) at Loughborough University, a member of the Executive of the Manufacturing Technology Centre (part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult network), and was the Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington, 2010-2017.


As an MP, he was a member of both the International Development and Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Select Committees and chaired the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Manufacturing and Social Enterprise.


Prior to joining the MTC, Chris was the Director of the Institute for Industrial Strategy at King’s College, London.


Amongst other roles, Chris is the Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Warwickshire College Group, Senior Visiting Fellow in the Department of Engineering, City, University of London, a member of the Economic Policy Committee, Make UK, and a member of the Manufacturing Policy Panel at the IET.

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