Well-known for his outspoken comments on economic, political and industrial issues concerning Britain and Germany, he is a regular contributor to a range of newspapers and other publications, including the Financial Times and other national papers.
Current positions include:
Chairman of the German-British Forum
Vice President of the German British Chamber of Industry & Commerce
Member of the Skills Council, London First
Advisory Board Member of OMFIF, Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum
Former member of the UK Technician Council, a government-funded initiative to create a recognised “Technician” status – part of the BIS ‘Skills for Growth’ program
Former Chairman/CEO of Jungheinrich/Boss Group
Former UK Chairman of SCCO International Ltd, a Munich-based business consulting group
Former Non-Executive Director of 4Navitas Ltd, who have developed the first Vertical Axle Wind Turbine (VAWT). A very exciting world first, this is a mid-size Wind Turbine of 30-100KW output. Made with green composite materials, it is bird and radar friendly with a payback time of around 4.5 years.
He has co-authored a number of books, had numerous articles published in German and British newspapers and has frequently commented on TV and Radio in both countries.