Finance & Economy Speakers
Throughout the year we sometimes get asked to help supply speakers who can talk about the economy and the current financial climate and what businesses can expect to affect them in the coming months. On Wednesday 23rd March 2022, the Spring 2022 forecast statement is due by the government, when we might get a bit more clearer picture of how things might affect businesses.
If you are planning an event around March time or at some point in the year and looking for a speaker to talk on financial subjects or the economy, these are a few of the speakers we work with.
David Smith is the Economics Editor of The Sunday Times and is a regular speaker at conferences and business events on the UK economy and Brexit. David has worked for the Sunday Times since 1989 having started his career as an Economic Report Writer for Lloyds Bank, before moving to the Henley Centre in a forecasting role. He moved into journalism, writing on Business and Economics for Now! Magazine and Financial Weekly before becoming Economics Correspondent of The Times in 1984.
He went across to The Sunday Times in 1989 as Economics Editor and is now also their Policy Advisor and Assistant Editor. He writes a weekly column and is the chief leader-writer. He also writes columns for the CBI’s Business Voice, Tax Journal, Professional Investor, British Industry, and The Manufacturer.
Paul Johnson is Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the UK’s leading economic research institute, since January 2011 and in demand as a speaker on subjects such as the economy, public finances, tax, and climate change.
Under his leadership, the IFS became the first organisation to win the Prospect ‘Think Tank of the Year’ award two years in a row in 2014 and 2015 and has won the “economic and financial” think tank of the year four years in succession. The IFS hosts two major research centres and combines its leading role in public policy with world-leading academic economic research.
Paul is also a visiting professor in the Economics Department at UCL and a columnist for The Times. He is a board member of the Climate Change Committee, of the Office of Tax Simplification, and of the Banking Standards Board and is currently a trustee of the Kings Fund. He has led reviews of pension policy for government and of price statistics for the UK Statistics Authority.
Vicky Pryce is a speaker on the economy and Brexit who was the former joint head of the Government Economic Services and Director General for Economics at the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS).Previously a Partner and Chief Economist at KPMG, Vicky was a co-founder of GoodCorporation, a company set up to promote corporate social responsibility.
She has been on the board of trustees at the RSA, on the Court of the London School of Economics, and a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College and Visiting Professor at Queen Mary, University of London. She currently sits on the Department for Business Innovation and Skills panel monitoring the economy and is on City AM’s Shadow Monetary Policy Committee.
Roger Bootle is considered to be one of the best-known Economists in the City of London and is a keynote speaker on the economy and finance matters.
Roger runs Capital Economics, which he founded in 1999, and is a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. Previously, Group Chief Economist of HSBC, he was also one of the Chancellor’s panel of Independent Economic Advisers, under the previous Conservative Government.
Roger and a team from Capital Economics won the Wolfson Prize, the second biggest prize in Economics after the Nobel in 2012. In The Comment Awards 2012, he was named Economics Commentator of the year and regularly appears on TV and Radio and is a columnist for the Telegraph Roger has written many articles and several books on monetary economics.
Sony Kapoor is a prominent economist, financial sector expert, and development practitioner whose career spans investment banking, civil society, academia, and policymaking across several countries. As part of his work, Sony advises several EU and emerging economy governments, central banks, regulators, and investors on financial policy and investment strategy.
Until recently, Sony was a Visiting Scholar at the International Monetary Fund, where he worked on asset management, housing, and long-term finance. He was also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the future of Asset Management and Insurance.
If you are looking for a speaker on the economy or finance please do drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org