Day 1 Closing Plenary BEIS keynote presentation - “Future opportunities and challenges for the chemical sector - the view from BEIS”.

Keynote presentation

Time & Location

Wednesday: 16.30 to 16.50, Stage 1


Dr Jo BrayDeputy Director, Head of Chemicals & Plastics, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

About this presentation

In this feature Day 1 closing ‘Plenary’ Keynote presentation , BEIS’s Head of Chemicals & Plastics, Dr Jo Bray, plans to talk around future challenges for the chemicals sector, resilience and sustainability.

Full details coming soon

Speaker Bio:

Jo joined BEIS in April 2017 to lead the Chemicals and Plastics team, championing UK manufacturing, driving growth and productivity and supporting commercialisation of the best of UK science and research. She also led on EU Exit and trade issues for the chemistry sector and is currently working with the sector on its contribution to Net Zero. Prior to that Jo worked at Defra where she had a variety of roles specialising in environmental, agriculture and food issues, including responsibility for market access and trade in the Great British Food Unit prioritising new markets, improving processes for exporters and leading work on EU Exit issues for the food sector. A graduate from Imperial College, she has a BSc in biology and a PhD in atmospheric chemistry and urban air quality. She also graduated from LSE in 2020 with an Executive Masters in Public Policy.