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Chief economist to deliver IoD North East annual lecture


Sep 15, 2016

James Sproule, Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the IoD, will address business leaders at Newcastle University Business School on 8 November.

Prior to joining the IoD – the UK’s longest-running organisation for professional leaders – James led the UK research team at Accenture. He started his financial career as a merchant bank economist working with Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Kleinwort.

James stood for Parliament at the 2005 general election and spent seven years as a visiting fellow in the Department of Management Economics at the London School of Economics.

Graham Robb, chairman of the IoD in the North East, said: “With the UK economy in a state of unprecedented flux following the Brexit vote and record low interest rates there could not be a better time for regional businesses to hear from James Sproule. He is a respected UK economist with the ear of policy makers and this is an event not to be missed.”

The annual lecture starts at 5pm on 8 November.

Tickets are free for IoD members and their guests and £15 to non-members. Coffee and tea will be served on arrival. To book a place, email iod.northeast@iod.com.