Graeme Leach, Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors, will be the guest speaker at the next IoD Jersey branch lunch club.
Focusing on shifts and trends in the global economy and the EU and the wider implications for businesses, the lunch will take place at the Grand Jersey on Tuesday 15th May, starting at 12.15pm.
Graeme Leach joined the IoD in August 1998. Prior to this, he was economics director at and managing editor of futures publications, at the Henley Centre. In 1998 he was awarded the WPP Atticus Award for original published thinking.
Previously, Graeme has also worked as economic adviser to the Scottish Provident Investment Group and as a senior economic consultant with Pieda. In 2006 he was appointed to the Shadow Chancellor’s Commission for Tax reform.
He is a frequent media commentator and in recent years has spoken at conferences in the USA, China, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Sweden, Ireland, Belgium, Greece, Taiwan and even Zimbabwe. He is also visiting professor of economic policy at the University of Lincoln.
Steven Hunt, Chairman of the Jersey IoD Events sub-committee, said:
“We are delighted to welcome the IoD’s chief economist as our guest speaker this month. The global economy is a matter of great interest and concern to all of us and we look forward to hearing Graeme Leach’s thoughts on the subject and what opportunities and threats it might present for Jersey.”
The IoD lunch club event is on Tuesday 15th May at the Grand Jersey and is open to both members and non-members of the IoD. The lunch starts with drinks from 12:15pm. Tickets are £25, inclusive of drinks and a two-course lunch, wine and coffee, and can be purchased from the IoD Branch Officer, Kirsten Higgins on 610799 or email@example.com.