Ms Susan Acland-Hood
Chief Executive and Board Member, HM Courts & Tribunals Service
Kate Barker CBE (Chair of the Advisory Board)
Senior Adviser to Credit Suisse
Ms Barker is a business economist. She is presently a Senior Adviser to Credit Suisse and a non-executive director of three businesses. In the public sector she is a non-executive member of the UK Government's Office for Budget Responsibility and Chair of the Northern Ireland Economic Advisory Group.
Previously, Kate was a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) from 2001 until May 2010. During this period, she also led two major policy reviews for Government, on housing supply and on land use planning. Before joining the MPC she was Chief Economic Adviser at the CBI, and prior to that Chief European Economist at Ford of Europe.
Professor Catherine Barnard
Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
Dr Catherine Barnard is Professor of European Union Law at the University of Cambridge's Faculty of Law.
Dr Ha-Joon Chang
Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge
Ha-Joon Chang is one of the leading heterodox economists and institutional economists specialising in development economics. Currently a Reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge, Chang is the author of several widely-discussed policy books, most notably 2002's Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the European Investment Bank as well as to Oxfam and various United Nations agencies. He is also a fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC.
Professor Simon Deakin
Centre for Business Research
BA and PhD in Law from the University of Cambridge; Bigelow Fellow, University of Chicago Law School, 1986-87; Lecturer in Law, Queen Mary College, London, 1987-90; Lecturer, then Reader, in the Faculty of Law at Cambridge between 1990 and 2001; Robert Monks Professor of Corporate Governance, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, 2001-6; Acting Director, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, Jan 2005-Dec 2006; Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, and Senior Research Associate, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, 2006 onwards. Visiting Professor of Law, Columbia University, 2003, 2008; Visiting Professor of Management and Omron Fellow, Doshisha University, Kyoto, 2004-onwards; Visiting Fellow, Nantes (1993, 1995), Melbourne (1998), European University Institute, Florence (2004). Elected Fellow of the British Academy, 2005. ILO Social Policy Lecturer, Central European University, Budapest, 2001; Tanner Lecturer, University of Oxford, 2008. Present research projects include work on law, finance and development; reflexive governance in the public interest; gender equality and corporate social responsibility; pension fund activism; and capabilities and labour markets in Europe.
Ms Nina Fletcher
Head of Research & Foresight, Law Society
Mr Bill Hewlett
Technical Director, Costain
Bill Hewlett is Costain’s Technical Director, a position he has held from 2006. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1984 and then developed his career with Costain. In 1999 he joined the O’Rourke Group, as Group Chief Engineer, before returning to Costain. While at Cambridge Bill held a Queens Jubilee Scholarship, and his interest in arching in soils led to the Cooling Prize in 1986. Working with contractors has given Bill a pragmatic knowledge of construction, of business practice and of people. Bill’s main career interest is in the safe construction of complex engineering works. He has been responsible for the engineering solutions used to deliver a number of major UK schemes, ensuring that the best approaches are used, communicated and executed. While often leading on the technical detail, Bill works to develop the businesses, research capability and techniques needed to support engineering endeavour. He has an extensive network of contacts across academia and research, and innovation is a particular theme, both its practical implementation and as an academic study. He has founded and currently chairs a national group dedicated to the safety of temporary works design.
Professor Morten Hviid
ESRC Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia
Morten Hviid was appointed Director of the CCP in August 2011. He previosuly joined the UEA Law School in September 2004 as a Professor in Competition Law. He has held posts in the Economics Departments at University of Copenhagen and University of Warwick and in the School of Economic and Social Studies, University of East Anglia. Professor Hviid researches and teaches in the areas of competition law, contract law and tort law. Within the Centre for Competition Policy he primarily works on issues relating to cartels and the role of private enforcement in competition law. He is a past editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics and a past associate editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization.
Mr Michael Kitson
Centre for Business Research
Michael Kitson is Assistant Director at the Centre for Business Research. He is Director of the Management Studies Tripos and University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at the Cambridge Judge Business School and a Fellow of St Catharine's College. He is a co-editor of the Cambridge Journal of Economics. He has been an expert witness for the House of Lords enquiry into globalisation. Previously he was a Research Officer at the Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge and a College Teaching Officer at St Catharine's College Cambridge. His research interests include macroeconomic policy and performance; international trade; industrial economics; regional economics; corporate performance.
Dr Ray Lambert
Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills
Senior Economist and Deputy Head, Science and Innovation Analysis, UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. He studied economics at the LSE. He has worked in several government departments, recently specialising in technology and innovation policy, including the quantification and assessment of UK innovation performance and its determining factors, including design and the technology infrastructure. He is a UK delegate and bureau member for the OECD working group on innovation measurement (NESTI). He leads the team responsible for commissioning and using the Community Innovation Survey in the UK, which is used extensively to research the ways that innovation works.
Professor Iain MacNeil
School of Law, University of Glasgow
Iain MacNeil joined the School of Law in 2003 and was appointed to the Alexander Stone Chair of Commercial Law in 2005. Before beginning an academic career (at the University of Aberdeen), Iain worked for eight years as an investment analyst in the City of London. He is the general editor of the Law and Financial Markets Review and a member of the editorial board of the Capital Markets Law Journal. In 2011, Iain was appointed to the Law Panel for the UK’s Research Evaluation Framework (REF) which will undertake a review of academic research in law in 2014. His main research interests are company law, national and international systems of financial regulation, the law relating to investment and insurance law and contract law.
Professor Gavin Reid
School of Economics & Finance and CRIEFF, University of St Andrews
Professor Gavin C. Reid MA (Economic Science) First Class Honours (Aberdeen University) (Stephen Scholar), MSc (Econometrics), (Southampton University) (SSRC Studentship), PhD (Industrial Organization), (Edinburgh University); FRSA, FFCS. Currently Professor of Economics, School of Economics & Finance, at St Andrews University (1991 - ). Founder/Director, Centre for Research into Industry Enterprise, Finance and the Firm (CRIEFF) (1991- ). Formerly Reader in Economics at Edinburgh University. Has held visiting posts at various universities in the UK and abroad (Queen’s, Ontario; Denver, Colorado; Nice; Cambridge). Has published 10 books, including: The Foundations of Small Business Enterprise, Risk Appraisal and Venture Capital in High Technology New Ventures, Classical Economic Growth, Theories of Industrial Organization, The Small Entrepreneurial Firm (co-author), Profiles in Small Business (co-author), Small Business Enterprise, and Venture Capital Investment. Author of over 70 articles in leading academic journals, including Economica, Economic Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Small Business Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, Bulletin of Economic Research, Manchester School, Journal of Industrial Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Review of Industrial Organization, Journal of Private Equity, etc. A specialist in small business, entrepreneurship, venture capital, financial structure, intellectual property, and high technology firms, he has held grants from the Esmeé Fairnbairn, Leverhulme, and Carnegie Trusts, the Nuffield and CIMA Research Foundations, and other bodies, including the British Academy, Enterprise Ireland, ScotEconNet, and the ESRC; and two research fellowships (Leverhulme, Nuffield). Past President of: the Scottish Economic Society; the National Conference of University Professors (NCUP), and the Institute of Contemporary Scotland (ICS). Past Chairman of the ESRC sponsored Network of Industrial Economics (NIE), and of the ESRC Seminars in Accounting, Finance and Economics (SAFE).
Professor Paul Stoneman
Warwick Business School
Formerly Reader in Economics, University of Warwick, one time visiting Professor, Stanford University and visiting Fellow, Nuffield College Oxford. Currently a member of the Competition Appeals Tribunal. Previous activities have included adviser to the Cabinet Office, research for government departments, the EU, other international bodies, regulators and private sector companies in regulated and non regulated sectors largely on matters related to innovation and productivity. His research interests are innovation and technological change including research and development, technological diffusion and productivity growth with special interests in innovation policy and aesthetic innovation.
Ms Isabel Taylor
Partner, Specialist in Competition Law, Slaughter & May
Isabel is a partner at Slaughter and May. She specialises in competition law and advises across a range of industries, including regulated industries, as regards merger control, general competition law, sectoral regulatory requirements, and public procurement. She has a particular interest in State aid law. Before joining the firm as a trainee solicitor Isabel worked as a research assistant at the Law Commission.