Belfast Telegraph

Government and industry guru appointed EEF CEO

The EEF, the representative voice of British manufacturing, has appointed a new chief executive, with a wealth of experience in government and industry.

Stephen Phipson will take over from Terry Scuoler, who is stepping down at the end of the year after more than seven years in the post.

Mr Phipson is currently head of the Defence and Security Organisation within the Department for International Trade, responsible for providing Government export support to the UK defence and security industry.

He was previously Director for Security Industry Engagement at the Home Office, before which he spent 35 years in a range of large and small manufacturing businesses.

Dame Judith Hackitt, who chairs the EEF, said: "We are delighted to appoint someone with Stephen's background, which includes a deep understanding of advanced manufacturing and of Government."

Business Secretary Greg Clark said: "It is great news someone as talented and respected as Stephen Phipson has been appointed as the new chief executive of the EEF.

"The organisation does great work for our vital manufacturing sector and I look forward to working closely with Stephen and his team over the coming months to help build and deliver our modern industrial strategy."

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