Chris is Director of the Industrial Policy and Insight Centre at the Manufacturing Technology Centre and a visiting Professor of Industrial Strategy at Loughborough University. Prior to that, he was the Director of the Institute for Industrial Strategy at King’s College London.
Previously, he served as the Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington. His Private Member’s Bill, now the Public Services (Social Value) Act, received Royal Assent in March 2012.
Chris was a member of the International Development and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committees.
He is also the President of the Warwickshire College Group and has been appointed to the Board of Art in the Park, a cultural festival held in Royal Leamington Spa. His has also written a review of the Social Value Act, ‘Our Money, Our Future’, which was published by Social Enterprise UK
Chris is also Vice-Chair of Social Enterprise UK