Economic Adviser and Director
Arbuthnot Banking Group plc
In addition to her work with Arbuthnot Banking Group plc, Ruth is also a member of the IEA’s Shadow Monetary Policy Committee and Economic Advisor and Advisory Council Member of the People’s Pledge. She is the author of many papers on economic matters and has a high media profile including regular appearances on Question Time and Any Questions?. She was Director of Global Vision (2007-10), Director of the Centre for Policy Studies (2004-2007) and Head of the Policy Unit at the Institute of Directors (IoD) (1995-2003). Prior to the IoD, she was the Economics Editor at ITN. And prior to ITN, she worked in the City for 6 years. She spent over 5 years at Mitsubishi Bank, rising to Chief Economist, working on all the major economies. She was subsequently employed by Lehman Brothers as their Chief UK Economist, concentrating on the UK economy and markets. Prior to joining Mitsubishi Bank she spent 16 years in the Civil Service in the Treasury, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Central Statistical Office and the Civil Service College - with a break for teaching economics at Thames Polytechnic (now the University of Greenwich).