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Gerard Lyons

Former Chief Economist Standard Chartered Bank


Gerard Lyons is the former Chief Economist and Group Head of Global Research at Standard Chartered Bank. He also advised on local, national and international economic issues for Boris Johnson whilst he was Mayor of London. Previous to his appointment at Standard Chartered, Gerard served as Chief Economist and Executive Director at DKB International, as Chief UK Economist at the Swiss Bank Corporation and Chief Economist at UK stockbroker Savory Milln.Gerard now marries his extensive knowledge of the economy and markets with a first-handinsight into policy making and a view of how the UK can not just recover, but thrive. He speaks about all aspects of the domestic and global economy - where we are, where we’re going, where we might go - with an engaging, original style. Gerard now serves as an economist at wealth management company Netwealth, as Economic Advisor at the Policy Exchange think-tank and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, and as a Director at the Bank of China. He regularly appears in the media, oftenwriting in the Telegraph and The Times, and was a leading pro-Brexit economic voice. He has testified before the House of Lords Select Committee on the Bank of England and was amember of the Commission that examined the economic consequences if Britain retained the pound.