Fergus represents us and our members in Brussels, liaising with the European institutions and stakeholders on a wide range of European policies.
Working with MEPs, the UK Permanent Representation, the EU Commission and our European partner organisations, including CEEMET; Fergus ensures that manufacturers in the UK have a strong voice when it comes to the formation of European policies. In close collaboration with EEF’s policy and external affairs team, he follows the European legislative programme and provides advice and guidance on political developments in the EU.
Fergus joined EEF as a senior climate and environment policy adviser. Before joining us, he worked in the food industry providing guidance and analysis for dairy companies. He was instrumental in setting up the environmental target setting project, the Dairy Roadmap, in the UK.
Fergus has since sat on various government and industry advisory panels in the UK and abroad. In the past, he spent six months on secondment in Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.