VBQ Speakers

Andrew Sentance

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ANdrew Sentance

Respected Business Economist

Speaker Themes

  • The British economy

  • Global economic trends

  • UK business outlook

  • The economic impact of Brexit


London, UK



Andrew Sentance is a business economist who served as a member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) from October 2006 until May 2011. In November 2011, he joined Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) as their Senior Economic Adviser - a position he held until October 2018.

Before Andrew joined the MPC, he worked for British Airways for nearly nine years, as Chief Economist and Head of Environmental Affairs.

Andrew is also a part-time Professor of Sustainable Business at Warwick Business School.

Andrew has written numerous articles, given many speeches and contributed to the media on a regular basis.

Andrew is the author of Rediscovering Growth: After The Crisis which was published in late November 2013.  This set out his views on the prospects for the UK and other western economies in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008/9.

The book was described by John Cridland, Director-General of the CBI, as a "concise, objective analysis of the changing global economy since the financial crisis of 2008/9". Ian Powell, Chairman of PwC, described it as a "must-read on the New Normal post-crisis economy". And Simon Ward, Chief Economist of Henderson Global Investors and City AM Analyst of the Year, said it was a "convincing diagnosis of our economic woes, challenging the current consensus".


Andrew’s experience in policy-making and the private sector allows him to speak to the concerns of businesses looking to understand the headwinds and opportunities their industries are facing. He has been in particularly high demand as a commentator on the impact of Brexit on the UK economy.


Andrew on the impact of Brexit on the UK economy (2017)

Andrew’s economic forecast for the year ahead (2017)