Dr Gerard Lyons is the Chief Economic Advisor to Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London. He advises on economic and financial issues facing London & is a member of the London Stansted Cambridge Commission, champions the London Living Wage, chairs the London Strategic Migration Partnership Panel & is a member of the GLA’s Investment Performance Board.
His first book, ‘The Consolations of Economics’, is a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year and was released as a paperback by Faber & Faber in June 2015. His current pro-bono roles include Board of CityUK, Advisory Board Open Europe, Vice-Chair 48 Group Club, Council Royal Society for Asian Affairs, Council Royal Economic Society, Committee Hong Kong Association, Advisory Board OMFIF, Advisory Board Grantham Institute on Climate Change at London School of Economics & Imperial College and Advisory Board Warwick University Business School.
Previously he spent 27 years in senior roles in The City at Chase Manhattan, Swiss Bank, DKB and Standard Chartered. Gerard has testified to the US Senate & Congress, UK Parliamentary Committees & spoken at Davos, the IMF and other global fora such as the EU-China Summit in Beijing. The month before the financial crisis was one of only two UK forecasters then predicting an imminent deep recession.