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Vicky Pryce

Vasiliki Pryce (born 1952), née Vasiliki Kourmouzi, known as Vicky Pryce, is a Greek-born British economist, and is one of the most highly-qualified and influential economists in the UK. She’s currently Chief Economic Adviser, CEBR. Vicky was previously Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, (2010-2013), Director General for Economics at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) (2002-2010) and Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service. Before that she was Partner at London Economics and Partner and Chief Economist at KPMG after holding senior economic positions in banking and the oil sector. At various stages in her career she has held a number of academic posts, including Visiting Professorships at Queen Mary University, London, Imperial College Business School and Cass Business School. She has also served on the Council of the Royal Economic Society, as Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, on the Council of the University of Kent and on the Court of the London School of Economics. She was also a trustee of the RSA.

She is currently a Fellow of the Society of Business Economists, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, on the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, on the City AM‘s shadow monetary policy committee and on the Advisory Board of the central banking think-tank OMFIF. She also co-founded GoodCorporation, a company set up to promote corporate social responsibility and on the Economic Advisory Group of the British chambers of Commerce. In 2010-11 she served as Master of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants.

She is a Freeman and Liveryman of the City of London and a Visiting Professor at the Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law of London Met, Birmingham City University and Aston University.