Graeme Leach – Keynote Speaker

Former Chief Economist at the Institute of Directors

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Specialist Subjects

  • Economic Trends
  • Euro and EU
  • Brexit
  • Global Economic Outlook


  • English


Graeme Leach is currently CEO of a geopolitical and future trends research organisation. Prior to this role, Leach was Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute, focused on the drivers of prosperity across the globe.


Between 1997-2013 Leach worked as Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors (IoD), where he was also a Main Board Director. The IoD represents around 40,000 business leaders in the UK and overseas. Leach represented the IoD in discussions with the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer and 10 Downing Street.


Leach is a visiting professor of economic policy and a member of the IEA Shadow Monetary Policy Committee.


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.

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