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Hamish McRae

Europe's foremost future speaker, author of What Works




Hamish McRae is one of Europe’s foremost speaker on future trends in economics, business and society.  In January 2010 he published his latest book, What Works.

Hamish McRae is the chief economic commentator of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday newspapers. He is also the author of the acclaimed work on the future, The World in 2020: Power, Culture and Prosperity.

Hamish’s other books include Capital City – London as a Financial Centre, co-authored with Frances Cairncross, and Wake-up Japan, co-authored with Tadashi Nakamae.

His most recent awards are the David Watt Prize for outstanding political journalism in 2005, the Business and Finance Journalist of the Year in the 2006 British Press Awards, and Communicator of the Year at the 2007 Business Journalist Awards.

Hamish McRae has been a Visiting Professor at the School of Management at Lancaster University and was a council member of the Royal Economic Society.

Hamish McRae is in demand around the world for his lucid insight into the current economic situation and how future trends are likely to affect business and governments.


“Hamish was fantastic! He presented what could have been very dry statistics with humour and panache. He gave us all much to reflect on”  The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

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