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Team and partnership network

Dan Lewis – Chief Executive, CEO of Future Energy Strategies | Dr Tim Evans – Chairman, a Consultant Director with the Adam Smith Institute, the Chief Executive of the educational charity, The Cobden Centre, Chairman of Global Health Futures Ltd, former President and Director General of the Centre for the New Europe (2002-2005) in Brussels, between 1993 and early 2002, he was the Executive Director of Public Affairs at the Independent Healthcare Association in London. Prior to that, in 1991, he was the Head of the Slovak Prime Minister’s Policy Unit in Bratislava where he worked alongside Dr. Jan Carnogursky. In the late 1980s he was the Assistant Director of the Foundation for Defence Studies and subsequently became a Senior Policy Consultant at the Adam Smith Institute. Since 2007, he has been a member of the Mont Pelerin Society. He has been published by public policy institutes that include the Adam Smith Institute, Centre for the New Europe, Fabian Society, Institute of Economic Affairs, The Cobden Centre, Economic Policy Centre, Fraser Institute and the Heritage Foundation.

Senior Fellows

Professor Forrest Capie worked as an accountant for Ford Motor Company and as a civil servant in the Department of Trade and Industry in New Zealand. He served on the Shadow Chancellor’s advisory council from 1999 to 2004, and on the Shadow Monetary Policy Committee from 2002 to 2004. Forrest is the Official Historian of the Bank of England | David Kern Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), Kern Consulting Was for more than 17 years NatWest Group’s Chief Economist and Head of the Bank’s Market Intelligence Department | Professor Graeme Leach Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors (IoD), which he joined in August 1998. Prior to joining the IoD he was economics director at the Henley Centre. Previously worked as economic adviser to the Scottish Provident Investment Group and as a senior economic consultant with Pieda | Dr Tim Leunig Reader in Economic History at the London School of Economics | Dr Richard Wellings Deputy Editorial Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs | Richard Woolhouse Head of Tax and Fiscal Policy at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) | Space Fellow James C. Bennett President of Wyoming Aerospace LLC, Laramie, WY which specializes in space regulatory, policy and business subcontracting support[1]

Advisory board

Professor Nick Bosanquet a consultant Director at the Reform think tank and a Professor at Imperial College London | Sir John Bourn KCB was Comptroller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office from 1988-2008, has served as Chairman of the Professional Oversight Board, is a member of the Board of the Financial Reporting Council and is a Patron of the Foundation for Governance, Research and Education |Brian M. Carney is a London-based member of the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal and the editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe | Dr Philip Collins is a writer on The Times, Chair of the Demos Board of Trustees. He was, until July 2007, Chief Speech Writer to the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, in 10 Downing Street | Claire Fox is the director of the Institute of Ideas and convenes an annual Battle of Ideas festival | Angela Knight CBE, became an MP in 1992 and was Economic Secretary to the Treasury between 1995 and 1997. She was the Chief Executive of the Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers from September 1997 to December 2006. She is currently the Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association | Paul Ormerod is director of Volterra Consulting | Stephen Pollard is editor of the Jewish Chronicle and has been a journalist and leader writer for the Daily Express, the Times and is a former President of the Centre for the New Europe in Brussels and the Fabian Society | Professor Garel Rhys CBE Emeritus Professor of Economics at Cardiff University | Ashley Seager, now with Deutsche Bank, was the Guardian’s economics correspondent from 2004-2010 | David Smith is Economics Editor of the Sunday Times | Professor David B. Smith was the Chief Economist at London stockbrokers Williams de Broë plc from 1982 until his retirement in July 2006. Acting Chairman of the Shadow Monetary Policy Committee run by the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) | Professor Michael Stuermer Chief Correspondent at Die Welt newspaper in Berlin. In the 1980s an adviser and speechwriter to Chancellor Kohl | Corin Taylor has been a Senior Policy Adviser at the Institute of Directors, formerly a Research Director of the Taxpayers Alliance | Giles Wilkes from 2006-2010, Chief Economist of CentreForum, works as an adviser to the Coalition government.[2]


Signatory to letter to the Telegraph, March 2011: Enemies of Enterprise Seek Controls on Tobacco


  1. Economic Policy Centre Team and Partnership Network, Accessed 4 April 2011
  2. Economic Policy Centre Advisory board, accessed 4 April 2011