Senior Fellow at Warwick Manufacturing Group. Current political/industrial commentator on the Rover collapse.
And previously a Student Union Executive candidate at Wolverhampton Polytechnic in the 1980s under the slogan "All the teddy bears pick Nick" (and if you have seen him you will know he does indeed resemble a teddy bear). Cloud once wore a teddy bear suit as part of the campaign team (trust me, if I find the photograph I will be throwing myself in the deep end of getting pics on this blog!)
Smart man - watching him tear up the hypocritical standpoint of the Conservatives on Channel 4 news last night was a real buzz.