Graeme Leach is CEO & Chief Economist of macronomics, a macroeconomic, geopolitical and future megatrends research consultancy launched in 2016.
Graeme is a visiting professor of economic policy, a member of the IEA Shadow Monetary Policy Committee, a senior fellow of the Legatum Institute and has a weekly column in the City AM newspaper. He has undertaken hundreds of live television and radio interviews for BBC News, Sky News, the Radio 4 Today Programme and Radio 4 World at One.
Prior to forming macronomics, Graeme was Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute, focused on the drivers of prosperity across the globe.
Between 1997 and 2014 he worked as Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors (IoD), where he was also a member of the Board. The IoD represents around 35,000 business leaders in the UK and overseas.
Graeme’s presentations generally cover the following areas: Global economic outlook, UK economic outlook, Economic policy issues, Future megatrends, Geopolitical risk. As one of Britain’s leading experts on the economics of BREXIT and its future impact, Graeme explains all sides of the debate, but also challenges conventional wisdom, arguing that BREXIT could provide an unprecedented opportunity – with the right choices. Graeme helps clients to understand where the political and economic debate is heading, and what to look out for in the future.
Graeme also Draws on the core themes in his forthcoming book (2018), The RACE – for economic supremacy in the 21st century. The RACE argues that all the advanced economies are in a race to gain the positive effects of technology before the negative effects of demography kick-in. The RACE sets out both the amazing potential and the awesome challenges of the coming decades.
Graeme represented the IoD in economic policy discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and 10 Downing Street. 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.