Hamish McRae Keynote Speaker

  • Award-winning business and finance journalist
  • Acclaimed author of "The World in 2020" (1995) and "What Works" (2011)
  • Associate Editor and Principal Economic Commentator at The Independent Newspaper

Hamish McRae's Biography

Hamish McRae is one of Europe’s foremost speakers on global future trends in economics, business and society. As a speaker, Hamish is in demand around the world for his lucid insights into the forces such as technology, demography, globalisation, natural resources, and government policies shape the economy and influence business strategy.  He examines likely future scenarios for business, government and society.

As an economic journalist, Hamish was editor of Euromoney and financial editor of The Guardian before moving to The Independent Newspaper in London. There is currently Associate Editor and Principal Economic Commentator for The Independent and The Independent on Sunday and a columnist for the London Evening Standard. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Trinity College, Dublin, and a Governor of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research.

He is the author of the acclaimed work on the future, “The World in 2020: Power, Culture and Prosperity” (HarperCollins, 1995). Following its publication he became a sought-after speaker on trends in the economy, technology and business. Hamish’s latest book is titled “What Works: Success in Stressful Times” (HarperPress, 2010), which was long-listed for the Business Book of the Year at the FT/Goldman Sachs Awards in New York in 2010.

Amongst his awards are the David Watt Prize for outstanding political journalism in 2005, the Business and Finance Journalist of the Year in the 2006 British Press Awards, and Communicator of the Year at the 2007 Business Journalist Awards.

Read More

Videos of Hamish McRae

The future of the global economy (2014)
The future of the global economy (2014)
Interview on Frost over the world (2013)
Interview on Frost over the world (2013)
Sharing his views on the global economy (2012)
Sharing his views on the global economy (2012)

Check Hamish McRae's speaking fees and availability

    Sending your message…

    Please wait, this can take a moment

    Message sent…


    Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.

    We can only respond to requests for professional speaking engagements. We are unable to respond to requests for autographs, shoutouts and personalized messages.

    View our related Speakers

    Frank Dikötter Speaker
    Frank Dikötter
    Acclaimed historian and writer on China
    Mark Pattison Speaker
    Mark Pattison
    Former NFL player, successful entrepreneur and mountaineer
    Matthew Campbell Speaker
    Matthew Campbell
    Co-author of FT finalist for book of the year, "Dead in the Water"
    Dr. A. Wess Mitchell Speaker
    Dr. A. Wess Mitchell
    American Foreign Policy Expert, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs
    robin niblett
    Sir Robin Niblett Speaker
    Sir Robin Niblett
    Director of Chatham House (2007-2022)
    Louis Rudd
    Louis Rudd Speaker
    Louis Rudd
    Leadership, resilience and endurance expert
    Natalie Fée Speaker
    Natalie Fée
    Environmental Campaigner
    Sarah Sands Speaker
    Sarah Sands
    Editor of BBC Radio 4 Today Programme
    Victoria Evans Speaker
    Victoria Evans
    Sports lawyer and Guinness World Record holder
    Jeffrey Hollender Speaker
    Jeffrey Hollender
    Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Expert