Roger Martin-Fagg is an economist turned strategist. He began his career in the New Zealand Treasury, then moved into Airline Business Planning and teaching post-graduates all aspects of economics. He designed and ran the post-graduate diploma in Airline Management for British Airways before joining Henley Management College in 1987 where for 21 years he taught senior managers macro-economics and strategy.
He is an independent teaching consultant. He has been external examiner to Bath University, worked with the Bank of England, three of the major UK clearing banks, advised a major London recording studio for 15 years, and regularly talks to SME owners in the UK and Europe about economic trends. He is a visiting fellow to Ashridge, Warwick and Henley business schools.
He works with a diverse range of clients, including the financial services, construction and travel industries. He also works with the owners of SME’s helping them to read and interpret the trading environment. Roger is a practical researcher. He focuses on how the economy really works and on the links between FT100 reward systems, the behaviour of banks and economic instability. He also researches his clients trading environment as a necessary component of his teaching. His book “Making Sense of the Economy” is in its fourth reprint.
His extensive knowledge of manufacturing, distribution, financial services and energy sectors and skill in the presentation of complex economic issues have earned him a reputation as a teacher, consultant, writer and broadcaster over the years. He was one of the few who predicted the financial crisis. As a behavioural economist he focuses on behaviour and feedback loops which are largely absent from conventional models.
He speaks at conferences around the world on the economic outlook and its impact on business. His quarterly economic update is sent to 1200 SME’s.
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