Head of Industrial Policy
Sir Geoffrey Owen is Head of Industrial Policy at Policy Exchange. The larger part of his career has been spent at the Financial Times, where he was Deputy Editor from 1973 to 1980 and Editor from 1981 to 1990. He was knighted in 1989. Among his other achievements, he is a Visiting Professor of Practice at the LSE, and he is the author of three books – “The rise and fall of great companies: Courtaulds and the reshaping of the man-made fibres industry”, “Industry in the USA” and “From Empire to Europe: the decline and revival of British industry since the second world war.” He is the co-author, with Michael Hopkins, of “Science, the State, and the City: Britain’s struggle to succeed in biotechnology”
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Will the Advanced Research and Invention Agency be Dominic Cummings’s lasting policy legacy? Appointing Peter Highnam as its chief executive is a good start
by Geoffrey Owen | Feb 2, 2022Related Content It has taken a long time, but Dominic Cummings’s vision of a new high-risk, high-return research funding agency, operating outside the established bureaucracy, is finally taking shape. This week’s announcement that Peter Highnam has been appointed...
by Geoffrey Owen | Jul 21, 2021Related Content This new paper by Policy Exchange’s Head of Industrial Strategy, Sir Geoffrey Owen, sets out how the U.K. can pursue a new direction in innovation policy. Download Related Content Stay Up To DateJoin Our Mailing List The Agenda Podcast Support...
by Geoffrey Owen | Jan 28, 2020Related Content Embracing Risk, Transforming Technology A UK Advanced Research Projects Agency could have a transformative impact on technological innovation in the UK – but the Government must embrace failure if it is to be a success. Learning lessons from the US,...
by Geoffrey Owen | Mar 12, 2021Related Content “A pudding without a theme” was how Kwasi Kwarteng, Business Secretary, speaking in the House of Commons this week, described Theresa May’s 2017 industrial strategy. He had been asked by Greg Clark, who was in charge of what Mrs May had renamed the...
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