Allan Cook appointed to BIS Board
Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, welcomes the announcement by Business Secretary Vince Cable that Allan Cook has been appointed as the Lead Non-Executive Board member at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Non-executive board members are experts from outside government who assist in the delivery of policy using relevant experience from business.
Allan, who is also Chairman of Selex ES, Finmeccanica UK, and Atkins, as well as Deputy Chairman of Marshall Group, is a chartered engineer with over 30 years’ international experience in the automotive, aerospace and defence industries.
Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “Allan has a formidable track record gained across many of the high-tech industries that are driving and will sustain economic recovery. He is ideally placed to help steer the department as we work with business to accelerate growth, and to lead our non-executives as they provide challenge and support to my team.”
Allan Cook, Selex ES Chairman, said: “The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is working more closely than ever with industry to support growth – the Employer Ownership Pilot is a great example of this approach. I am delighted to be able to support the BIS team and help identify what more can be done to develop the innovative skills, technologies and capabilities the country needs in a very competitive international market.”