ICAEWs Iain Wright and Philippa Kelly will be joined by Andrew Goodwin and Richard Holt of Oxford economics to assess the outlook for the economy and ..
the main sectors within it, across the various regions of the UK. Iain Wright BFP FCA is Director for Business and Industrial Strategy at ICAEW. He started his career as a chartered accountant with Deloitte before moving to One North East the regional development agency for the North East of England. In opposition Iain was Shadow Minister for Industry between 2011 and 2015. Following the General Election of 2015, he was elected by the House of Commons to be Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee, where he led high profile inquiries into the sale of BHS and working practices at Sports Direct. After deciding to stand down at the 2017 General Election, Iain became Chief Executive of NEPIC, a trade body in chemicals and processing industries in the North East of England. Iain is a Governor of Middlesbrough College and trustee of Kings College London’ Industrial Strategy Advisory Board.