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Hamish McRae

Economic journalist, Associate Editor of The Independent and author of the international bestseller - The World in 2020: Power, Culture & Prosperity.

Hamish McRae is Associate Editor of the online Independent newspaper in London, and its chief economic commentator. He is also a columnist on the London Evening Standard, and writes sometimes in the Daily Mail. Hamish is the author of the acclaimed work on the future, The World in 2020: Power, Culture and Prosperity. This was written in 1994, and it correctly predicted that it was probable that the UK would have left the EU by 2020. Hamish’s other books include Capital City – London as a Financial Centre, co-authored with Frances Cairncross, and What Works: Success in Stressful Times, which was long-listed for the Business Book of the Year at the FT/Goldman Sachs Awards in New York in 2010.

Hamish McRae’s awards include the David Watt Prize for outstanding political journalism in 2005, and the Business and Finance Journalist of the Year in the 2006 British Press Awards. He has been a council member of the Royal Economic Society, an Adjunct Professor at Trinity College, Dublin, and a Governor of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research.

Hamish McRae offers you insights into the world economy now, but also how it may develop over the next 30 years. He is writing a new book provisionally called The World in 2050 for Bloomsbury Publishing. He believes that a country’s cultural, intellectual and social resources are as important as its economic strengths – and that countries, organisations and companies can maximise their potential by fostering decent societies as well as organisational efficiency.

"Maria and her team are efficient, thoughtful, and from a speaker's point of view, great at fitting the right person to the right occasion." - Hamish

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How Power is Shifting in the World Economy

A Vision of the Future World Order

The Development of the World's Financial Services Industry

The Practical Consequences for Business as a result of Globalisation

The Future of the City

Economic Trends

Hamish tailored his presentation to fit the event and showed a good understanding of Worcester and its potential – he had obviously put in his homework to ensure this happened. He came across as knowledgeable and likeable and was very much appreciated by the audience of a mix of senior business people and local government leaders.

Worcestershire City Council

I just wanted to say thank you for a great session on Tuesday. I think the elaborated format (incorporating technology, economics and political disruption) worked very well and set the participants up very nicely. Thank you also for your flexibility in structuring the session so close to delivery.


Engaging and entertaining speaker, credible and authoritative.


A charismatic and innovative speaker. I can only recommend him.

Deutsche Telekom


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What Works: Success in Stressful Times

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The World in 2020 Power, Culture and Prosperity

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Capital City - London as a Financial Centre

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Fees From*

  • UK:

    £7k to £15k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom



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