Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, has confirmed that Professor Alan Manning is to become the new Chairman of the Migration Advisory Committee. Manning will hold the role for three years, with Rudd saying:
“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”.
Manning said of his appointment:
“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”.