Nick is an independent macroeconomist with 30 years’ experience, including 15 years in the UK Finance Ministry (HMT). Nick has a comparative advantage in all aspects of economic policy, financial markets, National Accounts and technical skills e.g. macromodelling. He is currently Special Adviser, Innovative Finance, to the Education Commission.
During his 15 years in HM Treasury, Nick undertook a wide range of activities, including originating, developing, and leading the technical discussion that led to the establishment of the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm); developing the Treasury macroeconomic model and the economic and fiscal forecasts that it supports; and from 2008 leading the UK Treasury’s economic and fiscal forecasts through the global financial crisis.
Nick was then promoted to Director of National Accounts and Economic Statistics (NAES), and then Chief Economist & Director for NAES at the Office for National Statistics, where he led the transformation of UK economic statistics. Following that he was Chief Economic adviser for the States of Jersey.
Nick holds an MSc from Birkbeck College, University of London.