Siemens UK CEO appointed as president of manufacturers’ organisation

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has appointed one of the UK’s most senior industrialists as its new president.

Alan Wood CBE, chief executive of Siemens UK plc, takes up his two-year post with immediate effect.

Wood said he was delighted to take on the role at such a challenging time for manufacturing and said he would work to emphasise the importance of innovation, investment, labour market flexibility and skills.

“Manufacturing remains a vital contributor to a modern economy,” he said. “We must create a positive future for the sector and promote policies that enable our core businesses to remain and thrive in the UK.”

Latest government figures showed an unexpected increase of 0.9% in manufacturing output across the whole of UK industry in April following two months of decline.

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