CBI economist to speak at Members Day

Published:  10 March, 2016

CBI economist Anna Leach will be one of the keynote speakers at the Builders' Merchants Federation (BMF) Members Day in September.

She will also lead a workshop on economic matters later in the day.

Head of the CBI's economic analysis team, Ms Leach oversees the CBI's quarterly global macroeconomic forecast and its business surveys of economic conditions across the UK economy. She has been at the CBI since 2008, previously working in the CBI's fiscal team on the UK's fiscal strategy.

Before joining the CBI, Ms Leach worked in macroeconomic analysis at the Treasury and as a labour market economist at the Department for Work & Pensions, as well as undertaking a secondment to the Treasury Select Committee.

John Newcomb, BMF managing director, said: "I'm delighted that Anna has agreed to join our line up of speakers for Members Day and lead a workshop on economic matters. The event addresses business-critical issues and, in a time of instability in global financial markets, and a year when 'Brexit' remains a very real possibility, everyone will want to know how the UK economy is likely to fare. The economist slot is always one of the most popular parts of Members Day and I know everyone will be keen to hear Anna give the CBI's view on the Economy."

Supported by ACO as headline sponsor, the BMF Members' Day will take place on 20 and 21 September, 2016 at the Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire.

For more information or to book a place, contact june.upton@bmf.org.uk.

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