Automotive Council members named

24 Nov 2009

Speaking today (24 November) at the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) international automotive summit, Business Secretary Lord Mandelson announced the full line-up of members making up the Automotive Council.

The Council was announced earlier this month as part of the Government’s response to recommendations made in the industry-led report from the New Automotive Innovation and Growth Team (NAIGT).

A Supply Chain Council and a Technology Council will also be set up as part of the Automotive Council which will address the strategic challenges facing the car industry over the longer term. The membership has been drawn from a wide ranging area of expertise and represents every part of the sector.

As announced earlier, the Automotive Council will be jointly chaired by Lord Mandelson and Richard Parry Jones (ex-Ford), who also led the NAIGT. To view the full list of members visit the members page.

The first meeting of the Automotive Council is expected to be held in December.

Notes to editors

1. The NAIGT report and the Government’s response can be found at

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