Responding the appointment of Greg Clark MP to lead the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said:

“The Academy welcomes the appointment of Greg Clark MP as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. We appreciate his interest and involvement over many years in the development of vital infrastructure and his enthusiasm for engineering and innovation, particularly during his work as Minister for Universities, Science and Cities. We look forward to working with Mr Clark to help the UK to address national and global challenges from clean energy to disease prevention and to maximise the economic benefits of our world-class research and innovation base.

“Having consistently championed the benefits of an industrial strategy for the UK, focused on key sectors where our nation has the potential to lead the world, we are delighted that this is now a formal part of the restructured Department’s remit.”

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Royal Academy of Engineering. As the UK’s national academy for engineering, we bring together the most successful and talented engineers for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. We provide analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s role as a great place to do business. We take a lead on engineering education and we invest in the UK’s world-class research base to underpin innovation. We work to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering. We are a national academy with a global outlook.

We have four strategic challenges:

  • Make the UK the leading nation for engineering innovation
  • Address the engineering skills crisis
  • Position engineering at the heart of society
  • Lead the profession

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