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Visit by Alex Chisholm (Permanent Secretary, Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy)

Published: 3 February 2017
Alex Chisholm
Prof Leighton explains to Alex how the range of Star Products relies on NAMRIP’s basic research

On Friday 3rd February 2017, NAMRIP was visited by Alex Chisholm, the Permanent Secretary in the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. This followed the publication on Monday of the UK Government’s green paper on Industrial Strategy. The full 132page industrial strategy can be found here:

As Permanent Secretary, Alex is responsible for leading the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Alex Chisholm became Permanent Secretary for BEIS in September 2016 - Prior to that he was:

• Joint Permanent Secretary for BEIS

• Permanent Secretary for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

• Chief Executive of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

• Chairperson and Commissioner of Ireland’s communications regulatory agency, ComReg

• Chair of the Economic Regulators Network in Ireland

• Senior executive positions in the media, technology and e-commerce industries, with Pearson plc, Financial Times Group, eCountries Inc and Ecceleration Ltd


Alex was accompanied by Gavin Costigan (Director of Public Policy at the University).


Alex Chisholm
Alex cleans a workbench file using StarStream
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