Professor Jennifer Rubin has been appointed to the independent Industrial Strategy Council. The Council met on 1 November 2018 for the first time. 

Professor Rubin is the Executive Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council, and Champion for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). She is also Professor of Public Policy at Kings College London, and will bring expertise from the social sciences to the Council. 

Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England, will act as Chair of the Council and will develop the work programme. The Council itself draws on expertise from business, academia and civil society across the UK. It will meet 3 to 4 times a year, and its remit will include reviewing the impact of the Industrial Strategy, its contribution to UK productivity growth and developing a series of success measures. 
 
Professor Rubin said: “I am delighted to be asked to join the Industrial Strategy Council. It is a great opportunity to bring interdisciplinary social science to the endeavour, thinking about how we assess and evaluate the range of important outcomes for the economy and society. I look forward to working with the Chair and the wider Council in contributing to this important challenge.”