I am an independent business economist who served as a member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) from October 2006 until May 2011. From November 2011 until October 2018, I was Senior Economic Adviser at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the UK.
Before I joined the MPC, I worked for British Airways for nearly nine years, as Chief Economist and Head of Environmental Affairs. I am also a part-time Professor at Warwick Business School and a Visiting Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London. Earlier in my career I worked at the LSE, CBI and London Business School. Find out more about my career here.
Throughout my career, I have written numerous articles, given many speeches and contributed to the media on a regular basis. On this website, you can access my economics blog – The Hawk Talks and find out more about my views on current economic issues.
My book, “Rediscovering growth: After the crisis” was published in late November 2013. This set out my views on the prospects for the UK and other western economies in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008/9. According to John Cridland, Director-General of the CBI, this is a “concise, objective analysis of the changing global economy since the financial crisis of 2008/9″. For Ian Powell, Chairman of PwC, it is a “must-read on the New Normal post-crisis economy”. And Simon Ward, Chief Economist of Henderson Global Investors and City AM Analyst of the Year sees it as a “convincing diagnosis of our economic woes, challenging the current consensus”. Click here to read more about this book, and find out how to buy it!
The Sentance family can be traced back to Grantham in Lincolnshire in the 16th Century and I have also researched some of my other ancestral roots. This website provides access to some of this research, and I am always keen to hear from other people who may have common family links.
I am also a musician – playing the bass guitar, acoustic guitar and church organ. From 2005 to 2015, I played bass and sang in Revelation, a rock band which performed at events in south Essex where I used to live. I also blog occasionally on rock music.
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