Preston is responsible for all aspects of the firm's strategy, team, and operations across the firm’s global network, and leads the firm in its mission to deliver market- and corporate-relevant truly independent research. Preston works substantively on all projects, and has written extensively on a range of economic subjects. He specialises in Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG), political economy, emerging technologies and, as an economist with a background in industry and an MBA, implications for corporate strategy and markets.
Before co-founding the firm in 2009, Preston spent over ten years in industry, where he was responsible variously for corporate strategy, business development, communications, and marketing.
Preston holds a BA and an MSc (Maitrise Sc. Ec.) in Economics with French from the University of Sussex and the University of Grenoble, and an MBA from Imperial College, London.