Global Industry Services
Kiran has worked at Oxford Economics for over 10 years. During her time at the company, she has had responsibility for forecasting a number of different industrial sectors including metals and engineering for the Industry Team subscription services and has been responsible for several consultancy projects in the capital goods sector.
Kiran has also been responsible for Oxford Economics’ commodity prices forecasts and is currently working on expanding the Commodity Service offering to include agricultural commodities. Prior to working at Oxford Economics, Kiran worked at CRU, a metals consultancy, where she contributed to the aluminum demand analysis. Kiran holds an MSc in Economics from Nottingham University and a BA (Hons) from Kingston University.
Kiran will present the key points from the 2024 World Pump report. She will talk about the main macroeconomic and industrial backdrop and how it impacts upon the pumps market.
Stephen Phipson CBE
Stephen Phipson has been the Chief Executive of Make UK since joining in 2017.
Stephen previously spent 5 years as a senior civil servant holding the position of Head of the Defence and Security Organisation within the Department for International Trade delivering export support to UK defence and security businesses. Prior to this Stephen held the position of Director for Security Industry Engagement within the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism at the Home Office.
Before serving in the UK Government Stephen spent 35 years in senior roles in the manufacturing industry including 15 years with Smiths Group plc as President of Smiths Detection where he was awarded a CBE in 2010 for services to the Security industry. Stephen has worked extensively abroad in high technology manufacturing businesses and started his career as an engineering apprentice with the Plessey company.
As the Chief Executive of Make UK, Stephen enjoys high level interaction with the UK Government, and as such he is well placed to both understand and influence the political agenda as it relates to the manufacturing sector at home in the British Isles, and among its trading partners throughout Europe and the rest of the World. Stephen will share his thoughts on the current political landscape, and any implications that the forthcoming general election might have for the European pump manufacturing and installation arena.