George is Head of Manufacturing, Design & Innovation at Policy Connect, which encourages the exchange of knowledge and understanding, and promoting open debate, between parliament, public policy-makers, and the UK’s diverse and innovative manufacturing and design communities. As head of the group, George oversees and coordinates the work of the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group, the Manufacturing Commission, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Design and Innovation, the Design Commission, and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Data Analytics.
George holds a PhD in Physics and joined Policy Connect in September 2016 after working at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) for three years as a Higher Research Scientist. At NPL George worked on assisting the transfer of next-generation printed electronics from academic laboratory research to industrial manufacture. In addition George holds experience working at a European aerospace manufacture and design corporation. He is particularly interested in the policy required to ensure the feed-through of premier British scientific research into a strong national and international manufacturing and innovation sector.
Outside work, George enjoys cooking, marathon running, pub quizzes, playing the piano and is currently attempting to learn Italian.