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John Walker is Chairman of Oxford Economics, which he founded in 1981.
From 1973 to 1977, John worked in the UK Treasury, where he became an economic adviser in the short-term forecasting division. He then worked for the consultancy arm of The Economist Newspaper, before becoming a Special Adviser to the EEC Commission in Brussels in 1980, where he was co-ordinator of forecasts for all the EEC countries and related forecasts for the US and Japan.
John returned to the UK in 1983 to work full-time for Oxford Economic Forecasting. He has headed Oxford's move into international forecasting, developing strong links with economists around the world and co-ordinating the development of the PC versions of the Oxford models that are now widely used in the UK and the rest of the world. As well as being a much-respected commentator on global economic prospects, John leads major consultancy projects with government departments and multinational companies from Europe and the United States on issues ranging from international capital flows to developments in the Middle East economies.
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Adrian Cooper is responsible for coordinating and managing Oxford Economics' global economic analysis, forecasting and consultancy activities, and overseeing its global team of 400 professionals including over 250 economists. He has led Oxford Economics' work on a wide array of consultancy projects, ranging from policy advice to government departments in Europe, the US, Africa, and Asia to detailed analysis of the economic impact of particular industries and investment proposals.
Adrian spent the first seven years of his career with HM Treasury, England. During this time, he worked on the analysis of tax and other economic policy changes as part of the preparations for the UK Budget. He was also the coordinator of the government's macroeconomic forecast for two years.
Prior to joining Oxford Economics in 1994, Adrian was UK economist for James Capel & Company, responsible for analysing and forecasting the UK economy for institutional investors, as well as briefing Capel's own traders. Adrian was educated at the University of Bristol, England, where he gained a first-class degree in Economics; and at the London School of Economics and Political Science, England, where he achieved a distinction in the MSc in Economics and won the Ely Devons prize for outstanding performance in the degree examinations.
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Charles Burton joined Oxford Economics in April 2008 as the Director of Business Development and is currently the company's Executive Director. He is also a fellow and council member of the Society of Business Economists and non-executive Chairman of the Sofia Property Fund, an AIM-listed real estate fund, as well as a member of the Scottish Government's Economic Consultants Advisory Group.
Charles has had a long career in business economics. He was an economist for Beecham Pharmaceuticals, before joining the Confederation of British Industry in 1975. At the CBI, he ran the company's business surveys and economic forecasting teams. As Deputy Director of Economics, he was later responsible for the CBI's economic policy representations. Between 1985 and 1988, he was in charge of the economic forecasting and consultancy business of Wharton Econometrics (now part of IHS Global Insight) in the UK and Europe. In 1988, he was CEO and one of the founding directors of Business Strategies Ltd, a leading independent forecasting and consulting operation. After its acquisition by Experian in 2002, he was the global managing director for the company's Business Strategies division.
President, Tourism Economics
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Adam Sacks is the founder and President of Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company dedicated to understanding the relationship between travel and the economy.
For more than two decades, Adam has worked with destinations, industry associations, and companies around the world in the areas of opportunity and risk assessments, policy analysis, and economic impact.
He is an authority on measuring the economic impact of visitor activity and has analyzed the impacts of cruising, gaming, timeshare, hotels, new attractions and destination marketing. Adam's work has provided the foundation for billions of dollars in capital investment decisions by hotel companies, developers, and investors. Destination marketing organizations around the world rely on Tourism Economics data and scenario models to inform global marketing investment allocations.
Adam also supports trade associations in the aviation, hotel, and broader travel arena with forecasts widely considered to be an industry standard. Adam's work has influenced critical government policies in the areas of travel facilitation, taxation, and tourism promotion initiatives. Adam regularly presents to corporate strategic planning teams on the threats and opportunities facing their businesses and is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Travel & Tourism Advisory Board.
Chief Economist, Oxford Economics Middle East, and Managing Director
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Scott Livermore is the Chief Economist of Oxford Economics Middle East and based in Oxford’s Dubai office. He is also Managing Director of Consultancy in the Middle East and Asia, as well as a member of Oxford Economics’ Senior Management Team. Scott leads many of the major projects in the GCC and Asia which have recently included capacity building, macroeconomic modelling, and policy impact assessment engagements for government institutions in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Oman, and IFRS 9 and Stress Testing engagements in Singapore, Thailand, and Hong Kong.
After completing a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, and an MSc in Economics at University College London, Scott joined Oxford Economic Forecasting in 1997. During his initial five years at OEF, he worked as a country analyst for a number of European countries and participated in numerous consultancy projects for a variety of international organisations, governments and multinational companies using both Oxford Economics’ Global Economic Model and bespoke economic models.
Scott rejoined Oxford Economics in 2005 as a senior economist after spending two years at the Ministry of Finance in the Slovak Republic assisting with the government's medium-term macroeconomic framework and developing the analytical capacity of the ministry to prepare such forecasts. He has also held the positions of Managing Director of Macro and Industry Services, Managing Director of Macro Consulting, and COO of Oxford Economics USA.
Managing Director, Economic Consultancy
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Sam Moore is Managing Director, Economic Consultancy in charge of economic impact and cities services at Oxford Economics. He manages Oxford Economics’ London office and is responsible for coordinating and managing many of Oxford Economics’ major consultancy projects.
Sam manages projects across all sectors of the economy and has lead Oxford’s recent work for Airbus, AT&T, BAE Systems, CBI, Deloitte, Etihad Airways, GE, JLL, Pinewood Studios, Rolls-Royce, SAP, UK Space Agency, UPS, and the World Wide Web Foundation.
Prior to joining Oxford Economics Sam spent the previous eight years with Experian, where he managed a team of economists responsible for economic modelling. Prior to joining Experian in 1998, Sam worked in the macroeconomics division at the Office for National Statistics. He graduated from Warwick University, from which he also has an MSc in Economics, gaining a distinction for his dissertation.
Senior Vice President, Americas & Co-Managing Director, Oxford Economics USA
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Peter Suomi is the Senior Vice President and head of business for the company in the Americas, including the United States, Canada and Latin America. He also serves as the Co-Managing Director for the firm's operations in the Americas and is a member of Oxford Economics global Senior Management Team.
Prior to his role in the Americas, Peter was based in Singapore where he was the head of the firm's business in Asia-Pacific, including operations in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan & Australia. He also led the firm's expansion on the West Coast US, setting up operations in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Before joining Oxford, Peter held a number of management positions in both the US and globally. He worked at the Economist Intelligence Unit for seven years, in New York, Australia, Singapore, and India, and was instrumental in the opening of the offices in Sydney and Delhi.
Peter holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in economics and political science from the University of Michigan.
Managing Director, Thought Leadership; Co-Managing Director, Oxford Economics USA
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Debra D'Agostino founded Oxford Economics’ Thought Leadership division in 2011 and serves as its managing director. She oversees a global team of editors, researchers and analysts who conduct ground-breaking research programs in partnership with the world’s most forward-looking organizations, on topics ranging from business transformation, emerging technology, diversity and inclusion, talent and leadership to risk management and corporate finance. Debra also leads Oxford Economics’ global consulting business development team, serves as co-managing director for the firm’s operations in the Americas, and is a member of Oxford Economics’ global Senior Management Team.
Debra joined the firm from the Economist Intelligence Unit, the research arm of the Economist Group, where she led the company's business research department for the Americas. Prior to the EIU, she served as an editor and writer at CIO Insight, the award-winning business and technology strategy journal she helped launch at Ziff Davis Media in 2001. She holds a bachelor of science in journalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Christopher Allsopp is Oxford Economics' Non-Executive Director. He is also a Fellow of New College and Reader in Economic Policy at the University of Oxford.
Christopher recently completed a Review of Statistics for Economic Policymaking (the ‘Allsopp Review’). He is a former Member of the Monetary Policy Committee (2000-03) and of the Court of Directors of the Bank of England (1997-2000). He is the current Editor of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy.
Previous activities include working at HM Treasury, the OECD and the Bank of England (where he was Adviser from 1980 to 1983) as well as extensive involvement with domestic and international policy issues as consultant to international institutions and private-sector organisations. Christopher has published extensively on monetary, fiscal and exchange-rate issues as well as the problems of economic reform and transition. Current research interests include macroeconomic adjustment in the euro area, and China.
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Educated in Italy and at the Universities of London (LSE), Paris and Oxford. From 1966 to 1977 at the OECD’s Department of Economics and Statistics where he was, inter alia, Head of the Growth Studies Division and Editor of the Economic Outlook. For one year (1973-74), Japan Foundation Fellow at the Research Institute of the Economic Planning Agency in Tokyo. From 1977 to 2007, Fellow and Tutor at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, where he specialised in international and applied macroeconomic issues. Since 2008 Emeritus Fellow.
At various stages, consultant to the World Bank, the OECD and member of the Academic Council of the IFO Institute, Munich, as well as Visiting Professor at the Collège d’Europe, Bruges; at the International University of Japan; at the Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins University; at INSEAD, and at the Universities of Venice, Torino, Paris, Siena and Rome Tor Vergata. He was formerly a member of the Board of Finmeccanica.
Managing Director, Global Real Estate & Specialist Markets Group
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George is responsible for managing and co-ordinating Oxford’s Global Real Estate division including all sales, product development and business strategy. George also heads up Oxford’s Specialist Markets Group, focusing on global growth across Oxford’s Tourism, BIS and NKC economic business groups.
George is a member of the senior management committee and has spent 9 years with Oxford, after joining in 2012 to set up its real estate division. His main responsibilities include growing Oxford Economics’ presence within the real estate sector throughout EMEA, Asia and the Americas.
Prior to joining Oxford Economics, George held roles with Real Capital Analytics (RCA) as Director of Business Development EMEA, Manager at CoStar UK and as an Associate for Savills Plc.
George is a member of the Society of Property Researchers (SPR), US Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) Research Affinity Group, The Investment Property Forum (IPF), Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Old Harrovian Property Club (OHPC).
George studied at Zurich International Business School, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Northumbria University (UK)
Head of Marketing
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Sarah joined Oxford Economics in 2018. She is responsible for managing the global marketing team, overseeing a team of 9 marketing executives and field marketers. She leads Oxford Economics’ brand, digital marketing, content marketing and product marketing strategy and delivery. Sarah is a member of Oxford Economics’ global Senior Management Team.
Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Sarah headed up high performing B2B marketing teams in the SaaS, technology, fintech and events sectors. She has over 10 years’ experience and specialises in marketing automation and content marketing.
Director of Economic Impact Consulting, Europe & Middle East
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Pete Collings leads Oxford Economics’ Economic Impact Consulting teams in Europe and the Middle East. During his time at Oxford Economics, Pete has managed and conducted a number of large consulting projects including a major global economic impact study of Etihad Airways, a project assessing the contribution Rolls-Royce makes to both the UK and the global economy, Oxford Economics’ impact work for Abu Dhabi Ports Company, several pieces assessing the economic impact of nuclear power in the UK, a number of studies exploring Gatwick Airport’s economic contribution and research assessing Boeing’s employment impact on the EU.
Prior to joining Oxford Economics in 2009, Pete worked in the Fiscal Policy Unit of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Zanzibar, on the ODI Fellowship Scheme. He has degrees from the University of York and the University of London.
Editorial Director, Thought Leadership
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Editorial Director Edward Cone oversees global research programs for our Thought Leadership group. As Technology Practice Lead he works with clients such as Google, Accenture, IBM, SAP, and many others. His areas of focus include Artificial Intelligence, the impact of technology on business performance, and healthcare organizations.
Edward joined the firm in 2012 after more than two decades as a business and technology journalist based in New York, Paris, and North Carolina, including stints as an editor and writer at various Ziff Davis magazines (CIO Insight, Baseline), a contributing editor at Wired, and a staff writer at Forbes.
Edward also wrote a weekly newspaper opinion column for many years in his hometown of Greensboro, NC and authored a semi-popular blog. He has contributed to a bewildering variety of magazines and papers on topics ranging from politics to rock climbing and was a frequent speaker and organizer at new media conferences across the country. Honors for his work include the 2020 Rybczynski Prize, awarded for the best essay on economics by Society of Professional Economists, and various awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the North Carolina Press Association. He has a BA from Haverford College.
Director of Global Macro Strategy
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Javier Corominas is Director of Global Macro Strategy at Oxford Economics. He is co-responsible for global strategic asset allocation as well the tactical calls across all asset classes. Additionally, he has a significant focus on providing thematic macro strategy research to generate actionable investment advice for asset allocators, portfolio managers and corporate Treasurers.
Javier is a senior macro and multi-asset investment strategist with over 16 years' experience in active portfolio management as well as in independent macro research.
He has a background in macro-economic modelling and forecasting, portfolio optimization and risk budgeting, asset allocation (SAA and TAA), relative value models and global thematic investment research. This is coupled with a demonstrable track record in drawing conclusions for key asset markets, and developing profitable trade and investment strategies in FX, rates and the liquid asset classes.
Prior to re-joining Oxford Economics, he was a Director and Head of Research at Record Currency Management, one of the largest institutional currency managers in the world, with pension funds, insurance companies, family offices and private equity houses as clients globally.
Javier is regular commentator on currency, fixed income and broader global macro themes in the financial media/press and a regular speaker and presenter at global investment conferences and fora.
Javier holds both a First-Class Degree and an M. Phil in Economics from Cambridge University. He has a keen interest in world history and all manner of racquet sports, and is also fluent in Spanish and French.
Senior Vice President, Business Development
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Manages the strategic growth and development of Oxford Economics’ subscription research business in the UK, Nordics, Middle East and Greater China.
Courtney joined Oxford Economics in 2014 as a Business Development Manager, working with clients in the UK, Nordics and the Middle East. In November 2015, she became Director of Business Development overseeing the BD operations in the UK, Nordics, Middle East & Africa.
Prior to Oxford Economics, Courtney worked in a multitude of international contexts. Most recently with Istanbul Gold Refinery, negotiating and managing the refinery's contracts with mining companies throughout Africa, Europe and Asia. Prior to IGR, she worked in media sales and advertising with renowned global media brands. Additionally, she spent time at the European Institute of Public Administration, as well as, NGO's in Russia and Nicaragua. Courtney has a strong background in project management and business information systems from her time at Sun Microsystems/Oracle and Monster Technology.
She holds an MSc in International Economic Development from Utrecht University in Holland and a BA in International Relations and European Studies from Ohio University in USA.
Head of Consultancy, Americas
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Hamilton Galloway joined Oxford Economics in 2014 as Head of US Consultancy - a team focused heavily on developing quality, customized research, analysis and impact modeling services for a range of private and public organizations. Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Mr. Galloway worked nearly seven years as an economist, senior consultant and manager at Economic Modeling Specialists Int (EMSI), a data and analytic company based in the US.
Mr. Galloway's work included building a consultancy presence in the US, conducting bespoke economic and labour market research and engaging public and private sector clients. In 2013/14 he lived and worked in the UK as a senior consultant, focusing on developing data-driven, decision-making analytics and reports for use across public entities and education. He has authored numerous reports, publications, as well as economic development user guides and even a textbook chapter.
Director of Tourism Economics, EMEA
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David Goodger is Director of Tourism Economics, Europe. He has been instrumental in developing the global model of tourism flows and spending, which covers 185 origins and destinations, and he continues to manage the regular forecast updates. He also maintains an active role in new product development and consultancy work.
David Goodger is a Director within Tourism Economics, and primarily concentrates on tourism demand forecasting and market sizing. He has also taken an active role in further model development for specific purposes, with an emphasis on examining the economic contributions of particular sectors and the impact of different policies. He has conducted groundbreaking analysis of the business travel sector for the WTTC and the US Travel Association which estimates the return on investment of corporate spending on travel and he has developed models to define destination marketing allocations.
Since joining Oxford Economics in 2000, David Goodger has been involved in a wide range of forecasting and modeling activities. He has been part of the macroeconomic forecasting and the industrial forecasting teams contributing to both regular reports and specific client studies as well as assisting in the development of detailed forecasting and simulation models.
David was educated at the University of Bristol, England, where he gained a first class degree in Economics with Statistics; and at the London School of Economics and Political Science, England, where he graduated with an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics.
Director of Applied Economics, Europe & Middle East
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Andrew is Director of Applied Economics, Europe & Middle East, and is based in our London office.
Since joining Oxford Economics in 2013 Andrew has led studies across a range of subject areas for public and private sector clients. These include projects for the Global Infrastructure Hub and PwC to forecast global infrastructure needs; economic impact studies in the aviation, maritime and defence sectors; work for cultural institutions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the British Library; analysing the impact of R&D support for clients including BEIS and the Centre for Process Innovation; and labour market studies for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, the Department for Transport, and the Northern Ireland Department for Employment and Learning.
Before joining Oxford Economics, Andrew spent six years working as a Government economist at the Home Office and Department for Transport. Prior to that Andrew worked at DTZ Research and Consulting, where his responsibilities included analysing local economies and economic forecasting. Andrew holds an MSc in European Economic Integration from the University of Kent, where his dissertation analysed drivers of growth for European cities, and a BA in Economics with European Study from the University of Exeter.
Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Macroeconomic consultancy
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Graeme Harrison is Head of Oxford Economics’ Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Macroeconomic Consultancy. Previously Graeme was Associate Director in Oxford Economics’ Economic Impact and Cities Team. Graeme has managed large-scale macroeconomic modelling and economic consulting projects across the globe for public and corporate clients such as the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the Abu Dhabi Department for Economic Development, Indonesia’s state planning agency Bappenas, the UK Department for International Development and the Big Four professional services firms.
Graeme also currently manages Oxford Economics’ African and Middle East Cities Forecasting Service and led the development of the Global Cities Forecasting Service covering the world’s largest 750+ cities. Graeme’s areas of specialism include macroeconomic model building, international development and education & skills.
Graeme has also previously acted as a macroeconomic technical advisor to finance ministries in Uganda and South Sudan. Prior to joining Oxford Economics in 2006, Graeme spent two years as a Senior Economist working for the Ugandan Ministry of Finance through the distinguished Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Fellowship Programme.
Graeme graduated from Queen’s University in 2002 with a first-class honours degree in Finance and received the Financial Times award for outstanding performance. Graeme later obtained an MSc Finance with distinction, also from Queen’s.
Managing Director, Europe
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Corinna heads-up Oxford Economics’ commercial and strategic efforts across Continental & Eastern Europe as well as French-speaking Africa. She is in charge of our offices in Frankfurt, Paris and Milan and the Business Development activities across the region. Corinna joined Oxford Economics in London in 2012 and moved to Frankfurt in 2015 to focus on building the continental European business. She became a member of the Senior Management Team in 2018.
Prior to joining Oxford Economics Corinna gained international experience working in Cairo and Jakarta, where she supported the government and leading businesses in promoting investment opportunities abroad. She acted as a Junior Advisor to the Russia and CIS Committee of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and worked for a leading Indonesian consultancy focusing on market-entry strategies and PPPs. This allowed her to gain experience in consultancy and research as well as in business development.
Corinna holds a BSc in Geography with Economics from the London School of Economics, a joint MA degree in European Politics and International Relations from the Universities of Bath, SciencesPo Paris and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Global Business from Saïd Business School in Oxford. She is fluent in English, German and French.
Chief Australia Economist
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Sarah Hunter is the BIS Oxford Economics Chief Economist and is based in our Sydney office. She leads the team that is responsible for the BIS Oxford Economics subscription service, which provides clients with detailed analysis of Australia's economy, the construction and mining sectors, and residential and commercial property markets, as well as coverage of the construction sector in the major economies in Asia-Pacific. She regularly presents the Australia, New Zealand and global outlook to clients across the region, and oversees the research and development program undertaken by the subscriptions teams based in Sydney and Melbourne.
Sarah also takes a leading role in our consulting business and has been involved in a range of projects including infrastructure asset transactions due diligence, scenario analysis for use in stress testing exercises and strategy planning, and the development of a range of quantitative macroeconomic models that have been used for forecasting, policy impact analysis, and market sizing.
Before joining Oxford Economics Sarah completed a PhD in economics at the University of Oxford, where her thesis modelled the impact of World War I on Britain's position in the global economy. She also holds a Master's degree from the London School of Economics and an undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge, both in economics.
Managing Director, Oxford Economics Africa
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Noelani King Conradie is the managing director for Oxford Economics Africa. Towards the end of 2002, Noelani decided to launch an independent economic service and founded NKC Independent Economists. The business has since grown into a team of over 30 people and in 2015 Noelani sold a majority stake in NKC to Oxford Economics. The company name was then rebranded as NKC African Economics. In September 2021, NKC African Economics decided to fully align its brand with its majority shareholder and became known as Oxford Economics Africa.
Noelani obtained her BCom (Honours) degree from the University of Pretoria, receiving distinctions for both her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Her career started in 1995 at RMB Asset Management, before she became a financial economist at Absa Corporate Bank's treasury department. After a period in the stock-brokering arena at SG Frankel Pollak Securities, she relocated to Cape Town to start an economics department at PSG Investment Bank in 1999.
Director of Global Industry Services
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Jeremy Leonard is responsible for overseeing the work of the industry forecasting team and managing the operation and output of Oxford Economics’ 74-country, 100-sector Global Industry Model as well as related consultancy work.
Jeremy’s knowledge and past experience span a broad range, including competitiveness and offshoring/reshoring, commodity price modelling, and applied economic research on sectors ranging from biotech to heavy manufacturing to telecoms. In addition to numerous recurring bespoke sales and output forecasts for industries as diverse as machine tools and consumer packaging, recent consulting assignments have included the drivers of competitiveness in the chemical sector, forward-looking analyses of high-growth sectors across a range of emerging economies, and the ways in which digital technologies are transforming economic activity across manufacturing and service sectors.
Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Jeremy ran his own consulting firm based in Montreal, Canada providing a variety of economic analysis and forecasting services related to commodity prices, competitiveness, and the Canadian and US economic outlooks for the Washington, DC-based Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, as well as serving as economic research director for the Montreal-based Institute for Research on Public Policy.
Born and raised in Washington, DC, Jeremy was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and McGill University, where he received his MA in Economics summa cum laude.
Director of City Services
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Anthony is Director of City Services at Oxford Economics. He specialises in sub-national economic forecasting and analysis and is responsible for overseeing our suite of global city forecasting services and city consultancy projects.
Anthony has worked extensively with a broad range of clients across both the public and private sectors, especially the real estate industry. He has led a number of major consultancy projects, with recent examples including providing location advice to property companies wishing to invest in European markets, an assessment of the impact of the recession on major global cities, and numerous city benchmarking studies.
Prior to joining Oxford Economics in 2008, Anthony was Head of Economics at Experian Business Strategies. At Experian, Anthony led the Economic Forecasting Unit, with particular responsibility for producing national and regional economic forecasts. Anthony graduated from the University of Surrey in 1999, where he obtained a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Sociology.
Managing Director of Macro and Investor Services
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Innes McFee is Managing Director of Macro and Investor Services, based in London. Innes oversees the activities of the Macro & Investor Services teams globally, including the Global Macro Forecast and Global Macro Service.
Innes joined Oxford Economics in 2017 after 6 years at Lloyds Banking Group as a Senior Economist. At Lloyds Innes was responsible for the economic scenarios underpinning the Group’s internal planning and stress testing; analysis of key risks; and developing Lloyds’ approach to multiple economic scenarios for IFRS9. In addition, Innes’ role included developing the Group’s capability in modelling macroeconomic fundamentals and UK banking markets and advising the Group Corporate Treasury on financial market developments.
Prior to joining Lloyds Innes was an Economic Advisor at HM Treasury where his roles included management of the UK’s foreign currency reserves; US economist; and G20 macroeconomic policy advisor. Innes has a first class undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Durham and a MSc in Economics from Warwick University.
Chief Information Officer
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Ben is the CIO and Director of IT at Oxford Economics and responsible for global programmes of IT development and operations.
Ben joined Oxford Economics with over 25 years’ experience in the technology industry. He started his career as a Software Engineer having specialied in Data Science during his post-graduate studies in Medical Physics with IT at Aberdeen University. Before joining Oxford Economics, Ben's career was focused in the rapidly evolving energy sector, and he held senior leadership roles with major technology consultancies and data analytics firms. Ben has considerable experience working across the IT spectrum on change and innovation programmes.
Director, Lodging Analytics, Tourism Economics
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Aran Ryan is Director of Lodging Analytics at Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company. He is responsible for developing tools to help investors, operators, hotel brands, associations and destinations with strategic decisions.
Aran has over 20 years of consulting experience in lodging, casino gaming, vacation ownership, and destination development. Prior to joining Tourism Economics, he was a Director in the Hospitality & Leisure consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). A graduate of Colby College, Aran earned an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand
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David is the Managing Director at BIS Oxford Economics and heads the office for Australia and New Zealand. In August 2013 he moved to Sydney to establish the firm and is continuing to grow the business in this region as well as leading key projects within Australia.
Before moving to Australia David worked as part of Oxford Economics’ business development team in London. Prior to joining Oxford Economics he worked for KPMG as a management consultant, specialising in financial risk management including stress testing and scenario analysis. During this time he was also seconded to the main Financial Services regulatory body, the Financial Services Authority (FSA). He completed his degree in Economics at Nottingham University and also studied the chartered institute for securities investment diploma.
Director of Macro Modelling and Scenarios
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Neil is currently Director of Macro Modelling and scenarios, based in London after spending 5 years in New York where he led the Macroeconomic Consultancy in the Americas.
Having initially worked in various financial roles where he became a member of the Charted Institute of Management Accounts he joined Oxford Economics in September 2012 working on country forecasts and the global scenario service. Following his move to New York, he became involved in a number of regulatory scenarios including work on CCAR, DFAST, HKMA, CECL and IFRS9. He also worked on a number of model development projects to expand the Global Economic model. Since his return to London, he has headed the Macroeconomic modelling and scenarios team, overseeing the production and development of Oxford Economics Global Economic model as well as leading consultancy projects.
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Henry Worthington is an Associate Director in Oxford Economics’ consultancy division managing a team of economists in London across a diverse range of projects featuring economic impact modelling, macroeconomic modelling and forecasting and scenario analysis.
He joined Oxford Economics in September 2008, originally as part of the global macroeconomics team. As part of the macro team Henry assumed forecasting responsibility for a number of countries including Russia, Poland and Hungary. In May 2010, Henry moved to the consultancy team. He has since lead and managed a wide range of projects notably an evaluation of the economic benefits of unconventional oil and gas extraction in Tunisia, research into the economic impact of hotel investments on behalf of the IFC, building a macroeconomic model for forecasting and scenario analysis in Abu Dhabi and developing a macroeconomic model to assess the implications of the introduction of VAT in the Bahamas.
Henry was educated at the University of Cambridge, where he gained a first-class degree in Economics, becoming the William Stone Scholar of Economics, and an MPhil in Modern Society and Global Transformations.