Ian McCafferty
The recession and its impact on private sector organisations in Nottingham and the East Midlands

Friday 27 November 2009

Lecture abstract:

Ian talked about the recession and its impact on private sector organisations in Nottingham and the East Midlands, the effects on organisations wishing to relocate the area, and the impact of attracting new business to the region.

Speaker biography:

Ian McCafferty was appointed Chief Economic Adviser to the CBI in September 2001, taking responsibility for all CBI economic analysis, forecasting and policy work, including its well-known surveys of economic trends in the UK.

He is an established and respected commentator and writer on economic issues. He joined the CBI from BP, where he was Head of Macroeconomics. Prior to this, he spent ten years in the City, as Chief International Economist for both Natwest Markets and Baring Securities. Earlier in his career, he had spent four years with the CBI as Head of Economic Trends, following spells at The Economist newspaper and the International Chamber of Commerce, in Paris.

He is a Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan Business School, a member of the Advisory Board to the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, and on the Advisory Board for the International Economics Programme, Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). He is also a member of the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform’s Panel for Monitoring the Economy, and of the Council of the Society of Business Economists. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA), and a member of the Franco-British Council. He was voted best UK economic forecaster 2002 by The Sunday Times.

Ian McCafferty, CBI