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Lee Hopley

speaker location icon London, UK

Chief Economist, EEF

Expert on the UK manufacturing industry

Expert on the UK economic landscape

Lee Hopley is the Chief Economist at EEF, an organisation championing manufacturing and engineering in the UK and EU. Lee is responsible for developing and communicating EEF’s policy thinking to its members, the media, the government and other key policy makers. She leads their work on the economy and industrial policy, dealing with macroeconomic issues and matters relating to productivity and manufacturing competitiveness.

Lee also co-ordinates the organisation’s work on policy issues including investment, tax, innovation and infrastructure, and oversees its economic forecasting. Amongst other things, Lee represents EEF on UKTI’s Advanced Engineering Advisory Board and is a member of the Economic Monitoring Panel at the Department for Business.

Before joining EEF, Lee worked as an economic adviser to the Scottish National Party in both the Scottish Parliament and the House of Commons.

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"Lee is an incisive analyst of trends in the UK economy, particularly the manufacturing sector. A frequent commentator in the financial and mainstream media, she is perfectly placed to assess the UK's prospects in the context of the financial crisis, eurozone crisis and Chinese slowdown."

UK Manufacturers coninue to recover (2014)

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UK Economy 'More Balanced' as Recovery Continues (2014)

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