Alan Mak has been the Conservative Member of Parliament for Havant since May 2015, and is Parliamentary Private Secretary to Business Secretary Greg Clark. He led the first ever debate on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in Parliament in September 2016, founded the APPG on the 4IR in October 2016 and formally launched it in March 2017 with the Chancellor Philip Hammond.
Alan’s main political interests are the economy, technology and social mobility. He is also Co-Chairman of the APPGs for Entrepreneurship; and Chairman of the 1922 Committee’s International Trade Policy Sub-Committee.
Before his election, he started and ran his own business having begun his career at Clifford Chance LLP in the City. He has invested in a number of tech start-ups. Alan was born and grew up in York, and read law at Peterhouse, Cambridge University where he won the ECS Wade Prize for Administrative Law.