Professor Alan Manning has been appointed by the Home Secretary as the new chair of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).
Professor Manning has been a MAC committee member since March 2015 and replaces former chair Professor Sir David Metcalf, whose term of office has come to an end.
Professor Manning has been appointed for a 3 year term following a rigorous recruitment process regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd said:
Professor Manning will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role as chair of the Migration Advisory Committee.
Under his leadership, I am confident the government will continue to receive transparent, independent and evidence-based advice on migration issues.
Professor Manning is a Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics (LSE) and is director of the Centre for Economic Performance’s research programme on community.
His expertise is on labour markets, including but not confined to the impact of migration.
Professor Alan Manning said:
I am delighted to have been appointed chair of the Migration Advisory Committee. As a committee member since 2015, I have engaged closely with the MAC’s work and I look forward to taking up this leadership position. I pay tribute to my predecessor’s role in establishing the MAC as an effective, authoritative body.
I look forward to leading this distinguished team of experts. We are keen to continue providing advice on migration.