Anna Leach, Deputy Chief Economist at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), will provide insights into the state of the UK economy, following a video introduction by CBI Chief Economist, Rain Newton-Smith, at the BMF Members Day Conference on 23 September 2021.
Anna heads the economic intelligence team which produces and analyses the CBI’s economic surveys and provides the CBI’s macroeconomic forecast. She joined the organisation in 2008 and moved on to head the economic analysis team in 2012 where she leads on its assessment of near-term economic conditions.
Before this Anna worked in the Government Economic Service (GES) and at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). She also undertook a secondment to the Treasury Select Committee to work on their inquiry into the private equity industry and their early inquiries at the start of the financial crisis.
John Newcomb, BMF Chief Executive, said: “BMF members are always keen to hear expert analysis of the economy. The extraordinary times we have lived through recently makes this session even more pertinent than usual and I am delighted that the CBI has responded with a ‘two-for one’ speaker opportunity. I look forward to welcoming Anna in person and Rain via video link.”
This year’s BMF Members’ Day Conference and Awards, which takes the theme “Reshape, Renew, Rebuild” will be held at the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor, Berkshire, a new venue for the event, which marks the BMF’s return to hosting large scale physical meetings. The event’s headline sponsor is Marshalls Stonemarket.
While the Awards Dinner is now sold out, the BMF reports that it can still accommodate a number of additional delegates at the Business Conference. To find out more, please email June.Upton@bmf.org.uk