Graeme Leach is Founder and Chief Economist of Macronomics, a macroeconomic, geopolitical and future megatrends research consultancy launched in 2016. Prior to forming Macronomics, Graeme was Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute, focused on the drivers of prosperity across the globe.
Graeme is currently a visiting professor of economic policy, a member of the IEA Shadow Monetary Policy Committee, a senior fellow of the Legatum Institute and has a weekly column in the City AM newspaper.
Between 1997 and 2014 Graeme Leach worked as Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors (IoD), where he was also a member of the Board. The IoD represents around 35,000 business leaders in the UK and overseas. Graeme represented the IoD in economic policy discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and 10 Downing Street.
Earlier in his career, he was Chief UK Economist and Chief International Economist, at The Henley Centre for Forecasting. He was also Economic Adviser to the Scottish Provident Investment Group.
Graeme Leach is one of Britain’s leading experts on the economics of BREXIT and its future impact. Graeme explains all sides of the debate, but also challenges conventional wisdom, arguing that BREXIT could provide an unprecedented opportunity – with the right choices. Graeme helps clients to understand where the political and economic debate is heading, and what to look out for in the future.
In 2018, Graeme’s forthcoming book will be released: The RACE – for economic supremacy in the 21st century. The RACE argues that all the advanced economies are in a race to gain the positive effects of technology before the negative effects of demography kick-in.
Graeme’s vast financial experience means he is accomplished at challenging conventional wisdom and forecasting trends for the future of the economic markets. He has built a reputation for being able to communicate economic issues to business and non-specialist audiences, in a clear, engaging and powerful way. He presents rich content often challenging conventional wisdom. In a world in which the future is becoming more and more uncertain, and there is less and less time to make sense of it, Graeme helps clients to understand the big picture, and thereby have a clearer vision of tomorrow, today. Graeme’s talks set out both the amazing potential and the awesome challenges we face over coming decades. This will be the defining battle for future prosperity and provides a wealth of content for clients.
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