Education: Bedford School (1960-1964); MA (Mechanical Sciences), Trinity College, Cambridge (1964-1967); Diploma in Management Studies, University of Aston, Birmingham (1967-1970). Engineering apprentice, BMC, Longbridge (1967-1969). Held posts in design, development and product planning from 1969 to 1980. In Austin Rover (1980-1989) held director-level posts in planning, sales and marketing. Founder partner, Harbour Wade Brown, motor industry consultancy (1989-1999). Founder and director, International Car Distribution Programme Ltd (1993- ). Project director, Three Day Car Programme (1998-1999).
Member of the SME Union Board (2003-2009).
In the European Parliament: Vice-Chairman of the STOA Panel (2002-2009); member, Conservative Delegation Bureau (1999-2002); Chairman and Deputy Chairman, European Parliament Ceramics Industry Forum (2003- ); European Parliament delegate to the World Summit on the Information Society and the Global Internet Governance Forum (2003- ). Coordinator for the EPP-ED Group on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (2004-2009).
Co-Chairman, European Forum for the Automobile and Society (1999-2009). Governor, European Internet Foundation (2003-2004). Member of the European Ideas Network (2003- ).
Honorary DSc from Aston University for services to science, technology and the European Union (2008).
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