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Board of Directors

Rod Dowler June 2017 250 x 250 Hi Res
Rod Dowler, Chairman

Rod is one of the founders of the Industry Forum, which was established in 1993. A retired KPMG consultancy partner, he has spent a number of years working as a business angel with start-up technology companies. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute: http://www.gpilondon.com and was for 20 years on the Board of the Campaign for Science and Engineering:http://sciencecampaign.org.uk  He is currently concentrating on public policy issues relating to business, such as industrial policy and investment in science, and he has a l...

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Diana Sternfeld,

Diana is a well-known patent litigator, working particularly in life sciences with an international practice in that area. As well as acting in patent disputes in all UK courts, she advises on international disputes and coordinates and assists with actions in other jurisdictions and patent offices. Diana graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in mathematics, statistics and economics. After a period with the civil service, she retrained as a solicitor. On qualification, Diana joined the central London commercial firm of Stringer Saul. She managed that practice for three yea...

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Chief Economic Adviser

Andrew Smith, Chief Economic Adviser

Andrew Smith is an independent economist and commentator. Formerly Chief Economist at KPMG, and before that Chief Economist and Investment Strategist at Credit Lyonnais Laing he is a member of the UK Government Secretary of State’s Panel on the Economy at BIS and a Board Member of the Centre for International Business and Management at the University of Bath. Andrew has an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and an M Phil in Economics from Oxford University.

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If you would like to know more about the work of the Industry Forum or your organisation would like to become a member please contact:

Rod Dowler, Chairman at rdowler@industry-forum.org
Jo Wyer, Manager at jwyer@industry-forum.org


Marie Jouliac
Marie Jouliac, Director

Marie held the position of General Manager of the Industry Forum from 1995 – 2002, working initially with the Forum’s founder Gerald Frankel in building the membership, arranging the events programme and organising research activities.  She has also worked for PR consultancies, KPMG and Reed Exhibitions as PA to the Chief Executive.

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