Rob Flello joined the British Ceramic Confederation (BCC) in March 2022. Prior to joining BCC, Rob ran his communications and business consultancy, working with a wide variety of businesses and charities including a trade association. Rob, a Chemistry graduate, initially worked for HMRC before moving to accountants, Price Waterhouse and then Arthur Andersen. He co-founded and ran a tax and finance business which he sold before moving to run a children’s charity. In 2005 he was elected as the MP for Stoke-on-Trent South until 2017 and held a number of positions in government and opposition. Rob was a prominent member of the Transport Select committee and was also very supportive of the ceramic sector throughout his term.