AMRC appoints chair of industrial board

By Tim Aldred

03 Apr 2023

Andy Haldane AMRC

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), which operates a major site in Samlesbury, has appointed Andy Haldane to chair its industrial board. 

Andy, who studied economics at the University of Sheffield, was appointed as the head of the Levelling Up Taskforce in 2021 for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, under Secretary of State Michael Gove. In 2022, he was appointed as chair of the government’s Levelling Up Advisory Council. 

He currently holds the post of chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), a charity with a 250-year history of social impact through innovation and civic participation for the arts, manufacturers and commerce. 

Prior to this, he was chief economist at the Bank of England and a member of its monetary policy committee. He has also been executive director for financial stability and a member of its financial policy committee. Haldane  worked extensively on international financial issues, including for the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The AMRC works with manufacturing companies of all sizes to help them improve productivity and save time, money and energy.

The purpose of the industrial board is to advise on the topics for the AMRC’s research and development roadmap, ensuring that its work focuses on the right challenges and opportunities for industry. 

Andy Haldane, who will act as chair for three years, said: "In my role at the Royal Society of Arts, manufacturing and commerce is in the spirit of how we regenerate people, place and planet through creativity, innovation and business. What better fusion is there of these things than here at the AMRC? 

"There is no secret to success economically, socially or environmentally. It comes from combining the very best of innovation with a partnership way of working that straddles the public and private sectors and wider communities. That’s how growth has been nurtured in every country on the planet since the industrial revolution. The AMRC is the model for that -  pushing the frontier of innovation through partnership working.”

Steve Foxley, chief executive officer at the AMRC, said: "Our focus has always been on driving impact in industry through our innovation work which brings a better promise to the whole of the UK but particularly in the places where we operate in South Yorkshire, Lancashire and north Wales.

"Having such a respected leader in areas such as global economy, industrial strategy and levelling up will accelerate our journey and unlock new potential to reach our vision.”

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