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Ministerial Advisory Group on Manufacturing

The Secretary of State announced a new Ministerial Advisory Group on Manufacturing at the launch of the Manufacturing Strategy Review. The Group reports to Ian Lucas, Minister for Business and Regulatory Reform. Following publication of the Manufacturing Strategy in September 2008, the remit of the Group will turn to oversight on delivery of the Strategy, identifying other commitments covering the short, medium and long term and advising where more analysis would be needed as well as helping Government address the full range of issues that are important to the manufacturing sector.

Members of the Ministerial Advisory group are as follows:

  • Andrew Churchill, Managing Director - JJ Churchill Ltd
  • Allan Cook, Chief Executive - Cobham plc
  • Phil Davies – GMB, National Secretary – Manufacturing
  • Iain Gray, Chief Executive - Technology Strategy Board
  • Professor Mike Gregory - Head, Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing
  • Garry Hodges, General Manager - Eisai Ltd
  • Bryan Jackson, Chairman - East Midlands Development Agency
  • Professor Julia King, CBE FREng - Vice-Chancellor of Aston University
  • Stella Layton, European President - Cookson Precious Metals
  • Ian McCafferty, Chief Economic Adviser - CBI
  • Juergen Maier, Managing Director, Siemens – UK Industry Sector
  • Trevor Mann, Vice-President Manufacturing - Nissan UK
  • Tim Page, Senior Policy Officer - TUC
  • Andy Reynolds-Smith, Executive Director - GKN plc
  • Ian Shott, Chairman - Excelsyn
  • Martin Temple, Director General - EEF
  • Chris Tyas, UK Supply Chain Director - Nestle UK
  • (Baroness) Margaret Wall, SEMTA



The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) became the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, June 2009.