Beyond Brexit: a programme for UK reform

Biographies: author, critical commentator, and editorial group

Armstrong, Angus is the Director of the ESRC’s Rebuilding Macroeconomics and Chief Economic Adviser to Lloyds Banking Group. Previously, Dr Armstrong was Director of Macroeconomics at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). Prior to that he was Head of Macroeconomic Analysis at the UK Treasury, and Chief Economist Asia and a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank. He is a graduate of Harvard and Imperial College London.

Barker, Kate is a non-executive director of Taylor Wimpey plc, and Man Group plc. Dame Kate is also the chairman of trustees for the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme, and a member of the National Infrastructure Commission. She was an external member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee from 2001 to 2010. During that time she led two Government reviews, on UK Housing Supply and on UK Land-Use Planning. She is a graduate of the University of Oxford.

Besley, Tim is School Professor of Economics of Political Science and W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics in the Department of Economics at the London School of Economics. Professor Besley is also a member of the National Infrastructure Commission and, in 2018, was President of the Econometric Society. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the British Academy, a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Economic Association and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford and has been knighted for services to economics and public policy.

Bidder, Rhys is an economist in the Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Dr Bidder has lectured at the universities of Oxford and Warwick, and undertakes research at the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR). He has also worked as a consultant at the Bank of England. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and of New York University (NYU).

Chadha, Jagjit is Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). Previously he was Professor of Economics at the University of Kent, and Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge. He has worked at the Bank of England on monetary policy and as Chief Quantitative Economist at BNP Paribas. He has acted as specialist adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee, and as academic adviser to the Bank of England, the UK Treasury, and the Bank for International Settlements. He was the Mercers’ Memorial Professor of Commerce at Gresham College from 2014-2018. He is a graduate of University College London and the London School of Economics.

Cheshire, Paul, CBE, is Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics (LSE). He is the author/editor of 12 books and more than 100 journal articles, and a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences and of the Weimer School. In 2002 he was a Visiting Fellow of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and in 2000-01 held a Leverhulme Research Fellowship. He has been variously a consultant or an advisor for the European Commission, the World Bank, the OECD, the UN, other international organisations, and the UK government. He won the Royal Economic Society’s Best Paper prize in the Economic Journal for 2004 and the EIB-ERSA Prize in 2009.

Davies, Richard is a policy fellow at the Centre for Economic Performance, part of the London School of Economics (LSE). Previous roles have included Chief of Staff of the LSE's Growth Commission, Chair of Council of Economic Advisers at HM Treasury and a manager at the Bank of England. He has published two books on popular economics, and articles for The Economist and The Times. He holds economics degrees from the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics and New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Deaton, Angus is a Senior Scholar and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. Professor Sir Angus also has a part-time appointment as Presidential Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California, and has taught at the universities of Cambridge and Bristol. In 2015 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was President of the American Economic Association in 2009.

Donnelly, Martin has been an Academic Visitor at Hertford College Oxford since leaving the civil service in 2017. He was a Permanent Secretary for seven years, leading the Department of Business Innovation and Skills from 2010 and then setting up the Department for International Trade in 2016. He was a senior official in the FCO, Cabinet Office, Home Office and Treasury, and has worked in the European Commission and French Finance Ministry. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford, the College of Europe, Bruges, and the Ecole National d'Administration, Paris.

Gallagher, Jim is a Scottish civil servant, professor, and company director. Professor Gallagher’s previous roles have included Head of the Scottish Justice Department, Director General of Devolution for the UK’s Ministry of Justice, and a member of the No. 10 Policy Unit under two Prime Ministers. He also served as Secretary to the Commission on Scottish Devolution. Now an academic, he was a fellow and is now an associate member at Nuffield College, Oxford, as well as being a Visiting Professor of Government at Glasgow University and Honorary Professor at St Andrews. He is a graduate of the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh.

Gowers, Andrew was until recently the Global Head of Corporate Affairs at Trafigura. Prior to that he was Head of Media Relations at BP, Director of External Relations at the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), and Head of Corporate Communications at Lehman Brothers London. From 2001-2005 he was editor of the Financial Times. In 2005 he led the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property, commissioned by the then UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.

Greenstock, Jeremy was a career diplomat from 1969 to 2004, ending his career as Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations (1998-2003) and the UK’s Special Envoy for Iraq (2003-04). From 2004 to 2010 he was Director of the Ditchley Foundation and also a Special Adviser to BP plc; and from 2011 to 2016 he was Chairman of the UN Association-UK. He is currently Chairman of Gatehouse Advisory Partners Ltd and of Lambert Energy Advisory Ltd, and a Trustee of the NGO Forward Thinking.

Greenstock, Nick is the CEO and co-founder of Gatehouse Advisory Partners. Nick has provided geostrategic and policy support to corporate, financial sector and governmental clients for over ten years. He developed and curates Gatehouse's global network of (3000+) experts. Nick worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for eight years, and prior to that worked in management consulting and corporate affairs. He is a graduate of Royal Holloway, University of London.

Gretton, Paul is a Visiting Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy and an associate of the Centre of European Studies at the Australian National University. Formerly, he was an Assistant Commissioner at the Australian Productivity Commission where he headed the Trade and Economic Studies branch. In that role, he was responsible for commissioned reports on a variety of trade-related topics, assessments of the impacts and benefits of national economic reform and the preparation of the Commission’s annual Trade and Assistance Review. Mr Gretton has worked as an adviser in Pakistan, the Kyrghyz Republic, and Ukraine, and has represented Australia in forums in the Asia-Pacific and OECD areas.

Holtham, Gerald is Hodge Professor of Regional Economy at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Managing Partner at Cadwyn Capital, and an Associate of Llewellyn Consulting. Prior to that Professor Holtham was a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, Chief Investment Officer at Morley Fund Management, Director of the Institute of Public Policy Research, Chief Economist at Lehman Brothers, and Head of the General Economics Division in the OECD Economics Directorate. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford.

Jones, Russell is a partner in Llewellyn Consulting. Previously he was Global Head of Fixed Income Strategy at Westpac Banking Corporation, Chief Economist for the Treasury Department of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Chief Economist Asia and then Head of Foreign Exchange Research at Lehman Brothers. He is a graduate of the University of Bristol.

Lautenberg, Alexis P. is a senior advisor at Covington & Burling after having been chairman of the Swiss Finance Council of which he is now advisor to the Board. A career diplomat, Ambassador Lautenberg spent 40 years with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, including as Head of the Economic and Finance Directorate for eight years, following which he served as the Swiss Ambassador to the EU, Italy, and the United Kingdom. From 2010-2016 Ambassador Lautenberg presided over the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce. He was a founding member of FATF and chairman 1991/92. He also chaired the negotiating group on Financial Services during the GATT Uruguay Round.

Llewellyn, John is a partner in Llewellyn Consulting. Previously, Dr Llewellyn was Global Chief Economist, then Senior Economic Policy Advisor, at Lehman Brothers. This followed 17 years at the OECD where he was Head of International Forecasting and policy analysis and then Chef de Cabinet to the Secretary-General. Prior to that, he spent nearly ten years at the University of Cambridge, first as a Research Officer in the Department of Applied Economics and then as Assistant Director of Research in the Faculty of Economics. He was also a Fellow of St John’s College. He is a graduate of the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and the University of Oxford.

Llewellyn, Preston is Managing Partner in Llewellyn Consulting. Prior to that he spent over 10 years in industry, specialising in business development and corporate strategy. He is a graduate of the University of Sussex, the University of Grenoble, and Imperial College London.

Lyall Grant, Mark was National Security Adviser to Prime Ministers David Cameron and Theresa May, Ambassador to the United Nations, High Commissioner to Pakistan and Director General for Political Affairs in the Foreign and Commonwealth ‒ where he was the Principal Adviser to the Foreign Secretary on strategic foreign policy issues. Before that he served in a range of posts abroad. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and a qualified barrister.

Mather, Graham, CBE is President of the European Policy Forum. He has been a non-executive director of Ofcom since 2014, and of the Office of Rail and Road since 2016. Previously he served on the Monopolies & Mergers Commission and the Competition Appeal Tribunal. He has been General Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs, and Head of the Institute of Directors Policy Unit. From 1994 to 1999, he was a Conservative Member of the European Parliament. He was an open scholar of New College Oxford and a Visiting Fellow of Nuffield College.

Martin, John is Adjunct Research Fellow, UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, a Member of the Irish Government’s Labour Market Council; a member of the National Statistics Board of Ireland; and a Research Fellow at IZA. Prior to that Dr. Martin was for many years the Director for Employment, Labour, and Social Affairs at the OECD. He was the founding editor of the OECD Employment Outlook and also edited the OECD Economic Outlook. Prior to joining OECD, he was a research fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, and a lecturer in economics at Merton College. He is a graduate of University College Dublin and the University of Oxford.

Niblett, Robin is Director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). Prior to that, Dr. Niblett was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), where he also served as Director of the CSIS Europe Program and its Initiative for a Renewed Transatlantic Partnership. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford.

Richards, David is a member of the House of Lords, Chairman of Equilibrium Global, and a Director of CQS. General Lord Richards, a British Army officer, was formerly the Chief of the Defence Staff, the professional head of the British Armed Forces and their strategic commander as well as a member of the National Security Council. He led operations in East Timor, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan where he commanded ISAF during its expansion across the whole country. He has served as an advisor to the governments of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates and as a Senior Advisor to the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS). He is a graduate and Fellow of Cardiff University, a Visiting Professor of Exeter University and a Fellow of Kings College London. Awarded the annual Churchillian prize for leadership in 2011, his autobiography Taking Command was published in 2014.

Scuoler, Terry is Chairman of the Institute of Export and International Trade, Chairman of Talent Retention Solutions (TRS), an Advisor to Santander, and an Associate of Llewellyn Consulting. He was until recently CEO of the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF), and Chairman of the Council of European Employers for the Metal, Manufacturing and Technology Industries 2014-17. Prior to that he was Managing Director of Ferranti Technologies. He is a graduate of the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.

Stern, Nicholas is Professor of economics and government and chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics. From 2013 to 2017, Professor Lord Stern was President of the British Academy. Formerly, he was the Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank, before being recruited by Gordon Brown to become second Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford.

Turnbull, Andrew has sat as a crossbencher in the House of Lords since 2006. He began his civil service career in HM Treasury, and was seconded for two years to the International Monetary Fund. He returned to the Treasury as an Assistant Secretary before moving to No. 10 Downing Street as Private Secretary to Margaret Thatcher, a role he continued to fill for John Major after her resignation. He then returned to the Treasury, served in the Department of the Environment as Permanent Secretary, and in 1998 became Permanent Secretary to the Treasury. In 2003 he became Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, before retiring in 2006. He also served as Chairman of the Governors of Dulwich College 2009 – 2015. Lord Turnbull is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.

Vines, David is Emeritus Professor of Economics, and Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, at the University of Oxford, Director of the Ethics and Economics Programme at the Oxford Martin School, and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. From 2008 to 2012 Professor Vines was Research Director of the European Union’s Framework Seven PEGGED Research Program, which analysed Global Economic Governance from a European perspective. He is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and the University of Cambridge.

Williamson, Anne achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, before achieving a Distinction in her MPhil Economics degree; both from the University of Oxford. She worked for the Bank of England and the Oxford Review of Economic Policy, and taught Economics at Balliol College, Oxford, before becoming a Research Economist for Partners in Health Mexico.

Winters, L. Alan is Professor of Economics and Director of the UK Trade Policy Observatory in the University of Sussex, a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London) and IZA (Bonn). From 2008 to 2011 Professor Winters was Chief Economist at the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and from 2004 to 2007 Director of the Development Research Group of the World Bank. He is editor of The World Trade Review. He is a graduate of the University of Bristol and the University of Cambridge.

Wolf, Martin CBE is Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times. He was awarded the CBE in 2000 for services to financial journalism. He won the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gerald Loeb Awards. His most recent publication is The Shifts and The Shocks: What we’ve learned – and have still to learn – from the financial crisis (London and New York: Allen Lane, 2014). Mr Wolf is a graduate of the University of Oxford.

Zenghelis, Dimitri is Project Leader for the Wealth Economy project centred at Cambridge University and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics (LSE), where from 2013 to 2017 he was Head of Climate Policy, and an Associate at Llewellyn Consulting. In 2014 he was Acting Chief Economist for President Calderon’s Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Previously, he was a senior economist on the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. Before working on climate change he was Head of Economic Forecasting at the UK Treasury. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford and the University of Bristol.