Annual Conference steering group

This group provides strategic oversight for the Society's annual conference and its planning for the conference in future years. 

 

Prof Lord Nicholas Stern

President

Lord Stern is a professor at the LSE. He was previously the Chief Economist of EBRD between 1994-1999 and of the World Bank from 2000-2003. He was President of the British Academy from 2013-2017, knighted for his services to economics in 2004, elected an FRS in 2013 and made a Companion of Honour in 2017.

Prof Rachel Griffith

President-Elect

Rachel is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and a Research Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2015 for services to economic policy. She is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the British Academy, the Academy of Social Sciences and a Research Fellow of CEPR.

Prof Michael McMahon

Council member (until 2023)

Michael is a Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and a Tutorial Fellow at St Hugh’s College. His research has been published in journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of International Economics.

Prof Denise Osborn

Secretary-General

Now Emeritus, Denise was employed at the University of Manchester for 38 years, 23 as professor, publishing more than 80 papers and one book, many with international collaborators. External roles include Sub-Panel Chair UK RAE2008, Deputy Panel Convenor Hong Kong RAE2014 and service for the Royal Economic Society, Economic and Social Research Council and Leverhulme Trust, among others.

Leighton Chipperfield

Chief Executive | l.chipperfield@res.org.uk

Leighton joined the RES as Chief Executive in 2017. Prior to joining the Society, Leighton held directorial roles at a large academic publisher and at the Microbiology Society. A social scientist by background, he has a postgraduate diploma in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass Business School and a diploma in Charity Management from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Marie-Luiza De Menezes

Operations Manager | operations@res.org.uk

Marie-Luiza manages all operations within the Society, covering Finance, Human Resources, Events, Grants and Council Elections. She is also data protection lead on GDPR. Marie-Luiza has an extensive background as a senior manager within the Charity Sector specialising in new projects around organisational change and workforce development.

Barry Watts

Communications and Engagement Manager | bwatts@res.org.uk

Barry manages all our communication and engagement activities and is the main point of contact for the media and other organisations. He has a background in working in politics and with the press. Please contact him if you want to receive our media briefings covering articles from The Economic Journal.