John Lippitt, combative civil servant who dominated industrial policy in the 1970s and later formed a swashbuckling partnership with Sir Arnold Weinstock at GEC – obituary

John Lippitt, combative civil servant who dominated industrial policy in the 1970s and later formed a swashbuckling partnership with Sir Arnold Weinstock at GEC – obituary

Published: 19 May 2019 John Lippitt, who has died aged 90, was an unorthodox, swashbuckling civil servant who dominated British industrial policy in the 1970s and later became a commercial negotiator for GEC in China and South East Asia. When in 1980 he was persuaded...

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