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Chris White

Director of the Institute for Industrial Strategy, King’s College London
Author of the Social Value Act and Our Money, Our Future

Chris was appointed as Director of the Institute for Industrial Strategy at King’s College in May this year.  Previously, he served as the MP for Warwick and Leamington, 2010-2017. In Parliament, he was a member of the International Development and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committees and chaired various All Party Groups, including the All Party Manufacturing Group.

He is proud to be the author of what is now known as the Social Value Act, which has had a significant impact on commissioning, both at local and national levels.

Chris is on the Board of Social Enterprise UK, the President of the Warwickshire College Group and a member of the Cranfield Manufacturing Council.