Clare Porter

Clare leads cross cutting manufacturing policy and delivery for the Department of business Energy and Industrial Strategy. Priorities include developing the UK’s position as a leader of the 4th Industrial Revolution through the Made Smarter programme; Strengthening UK Supply Chain and Value Chain Capability policy and programmes and International advanced manufacturing policy engagement.

Clare’s team works with a range of stakeholders including industry, trade bodies, institutions and academics to ensure that government policy meets business need.

Clare became the Head of Manufacturing in BEIS in August 2014. Clare has worked for BEIS since 2011 and before manufacturing, led on Growth Deal policy and worked on the Heseltine Review. Clare joined the civil service in 2002 and has worked across a number of government departments and policy areas including counter terrorism, community cohesion, 2012 Olympics and UK drug policy