Dr Ruth Lea

Dr Ruth Lea

Ruth Lea CBE has been Economic Adviser of the Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC since 2007.

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Dr Ruth Lea

Ruth Lea CBE has been Economic Adviser of the Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC since 2007.


Ruth co-founded Global Vision in 2007 and was Director until 2010, and was previously the Director of the Centre for Policy Studies (from 2004 to 2007), Head of the Policy Unit at the Institute of Directors (from 1995 to 2003) and Economics Editor at ITN (from 1994 to 1995).

Prior to ITN she was Chief UK Economist at Lehman Brothers, Chief Economist at Mitsubishi Bank, worked for 16 years in the Civil Service (the Treasury, the DTI, the Civil Service College and the Central Statistical Office) and was an economics lecturer at Thames Polytechnic (now the University of Greenwich).

She has served on the Councils of London University and the Royal Economic Society, the National Consumer Council, the Nurses' Pay Review Body, the ONS Statistics Advisory Committee, the ESRC Research Priorities Board, the Retail Prices Advisory Committee and the Institute of Economic Affairs' Shadow Monetary Policy Committee.

Ruth has also been a judge for several national achievement awards and was a Governor of the London School of Economics.