Gerard Lyons Keynote Speaker

  • Chief Economic Advisor to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson (2012-2016)
  • Chief Economist at Standard Chartered Bank (1999-2012)
  • Twice named Bloomberg’s #1 Global Forecaster (2010, 2011)

Gerard Lyons's Biography

Dr. Gerard Lyons is a leading global economist widely respected for his understanding of macro economic trends and the accuracy of his forecasting. In August 2008 he was one of only two UK economists then predicting an imminent deep recession. He was ranked number one forecaster globally by Bloomberg (out of over 360) in 2010 and 2011. He regularly tops the Sunday Times annual forecasting table.

Gerard served as Chief Economic Advisor to London Mayor Boris Johnson (2013-16). His remit was to provide the Mayor with strategic advice and intelligence on the economic outlook for London and the global economy.

More recently, Gerard has moved back into the private sector and is currently Chief Economic Advisor at Netwealth, an investment service which is part of a new breed of algorithm based investment tools revolutionising the wealth management industry.

Previously, Gerard spent 25 years in senior roles in The City, in positions such as Chief Economist and Group Head of Global Research at Standard Chartered Bank plc., Chief Economist and Executive Director at DKB International, and Chief UK Economist at Swiss Bank Corporation.

Gerard has a particular expertise on China. In 2011 he served as a Member of the European Commission “informal network of leading China experts” and he is current vice-chair of the 48 Group Club, encouraging UK-China business ties.

Gerard’s first book, “The Consolations of Economics” (Faber & Faber), was published in June 2014. The book combines economics, finance, geopolitics, policy and risk, and explains the underlying drivers of our economic outlook, and why we should be positive.

Read More

Videos of Gerard Lyons

The Upside of Brexit
The Upside of Brexit
U.K.'s Had a Change of Mood on Brexit,
U.K.'s Had a Change of Mood on Brexit,

Books by Gerard Lyons

The UK Referendum: An Easy Guide to Leaving the EU by Gerard Lyons
The UK Referendum: An Easy Guide to Leaving the EU by Gerard Lyons

Check Gerard Lyons's speaking availability and fees

Interested in booking Gerard Lyons to speak at an event? Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch within 24 hours.

    View our related Speakers

    Gideon Rachman Speaker
    Exclusive
    Gideon Rachman
    Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Financial Times
    Iain Martin Speaker
    Exclusive
    Iain Martin
    Political Commentator & Author
    Chris Giles Speaker
    Chris Giles Speaker
    Exclusive
    Chris Giles
    Economics Editor, Financial Times
    Bill Emmott Speaker
    Exclusive
    Bill Emmott
    Writer and Consultant on International Affairs
    Jim O’Neill Speaker
    Exclusive
    Jim O’Neill
    Economist and Policy Maker
    Wolfgang Münchau Speaker
    Exclusive
    Wolfgang Münchau
    Expert Insights on the European and Global Political Economies
    Callum Williams Speaker
    Callum Williams Speaker
    Exclusive
    Callum Williams
    Senior Economics Writer at The Economist
    Andrew Sheng Speaker
    Andrew Sheng Speaker
    Exclusive
    Andrew Sheng
    Expert on Banking & Finance in Asia
    Scott Hartley Speaker
    Exclusive
    Scott Hartley
    Venture Capitalist and Best-Selling Author
    Dr John C. Hulsman Speaker
    Exclusive
    Dr John C. Hulsman
    Expert Geopolitical Analyst

    We use cookies

    We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our website, to show you personalized content and targeted ads, to analyze our website traffic, and to understand where our visitors are coming from. By browsing our website, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.

    Accept Cookies