Mr Chris Pook
Deputy Director Green Economy, Department of Business Innovation and Skills
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy
Chris Pook was appointed to the post of Deputy Director Green Economy in BIS in September 2011, responsible for leading work on maximizing the opportunities and managing the challenges of the transition to a green economy.
Before taking up his current post, Chris was Counsellor for Science and Innovation at the British Embassy in Tokyo from 2005 to 2011, where he was responsible for strengthening collaboration between the UK and Japan across a wide range of priority areas. He previously held a similar position at the British Embassy in Washington DC from 2001 to 2004. Chris joined the DTI in 1993 and has held a variety of positions, including establishment of the Technology Strategy Board in 2005 and conducting a review of UKAEA and nuclear liabilities management in 2000. Chris spent two years on secondment to BG plc from 1997 to 1999 supporting business development in the UK and overseas.