Dr Dame DeAnne Julius DCMG, CBE

Dr Dame DeAnne Julius DCMG, CBE

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Chair, University College London

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After an early career including a spell at the CIA, DeAnne became Chief Economist for BA and Shell before serving as a full-time member on the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee. She has also taken on non-Executive roles at companies including BP and Deloitte and chaired the world affairs think-tank Chatham House. DeAnne’s expertise extends from central banks and governance to strategic planning and interest rates.


DeAnne Julius is an international economist who served as a founding external member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England. A former Chief Economist at both British Airways and Shell, she has also chaired the Banking Services Consumer Codes Review for the Treasury.

Born and educated in the US, DeAnne worked in the American civil service (where she was assigned to the CIA) and academia. After that she joined the World Bank serving as a Project Economist, Senior Economist, and Economic Advisor for Energy where she worked in Africa and Asia. She then crossed the Atlantic as Director of International Economics Programme at the respected think-tank Chatham House, an organisation she later went on to chair.

Since her time at the Bank, DeAnne has taken on a wide range of roles including non-executive positions at Lloyds, Serco, BP, Roche and Deloitte, and she served as the Chair of Council at University College London. Her roles have covered everything from remuneration to auditing, regulation to oversight. DeAnne has also written books, papers and reviews on subjects including monetary policy, global and domestic economics, energy pricing, strategy, air transport, water and sanitation, and foreign investment. She also writes regularly for the FT covering everything from pensions to the Euro and Heathrow expansion.

With a truly international insight into economics and policy, DeAnne looks at every aspect of current and future business, market and political events and how they might effect any sector. She also addresses the role of boards and governance in companies, trust in the corporate world, and the challenges facing women in business.

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