UKMC names first female chair

One of manufacturing’s leading champions and business support professionals is the new chair of the UK Metals Council (UKMC). Rachel Eade MBE will become the first woman to take the helm of the organisation, which initially began life 20 years ago as the Metals Forum and today represents more than 11,100 companies and supports more than £200bn of UK GDP. Eade’s focus will also be on maximising innovation in the sector and setting out how it can develop technologies and skills that support the move towards net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“This very exciting challenge gives me the chance to work with influential trade associations, member companies and academia to shape how we navigate sector issues while still making the most of the opportunities,” explains Eade, who is also currently supply chain lead at Birmingham City University.
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