Chris Giles

Financial Times' Economics Editor

Chris Giles has been at the forefront of analysis on the global economy, the Brexit debate and the Eurozone debt crisis. As the Financial Times Economics Editor since 2004, and their leader writer on UK economics before that, he has been uniquely privileged in his access to the major facts in economics and his influence on their worldwide perception. With his guidance, you can get a clear view of today’s economy at any scale — be it the whole world, the UK or Europe.

Giles brings 25 years of on-the-ground economic experience to his speeches. He has extensive experience as a keynote speaker, panelist, and conference chair. Chris can speak with assurance on all matters relating to global trends, the UK economy, its relationship to Europe, drawing out the links and common themes. He has spoken and moderated at the IMF, Davos, and the World Bank, among others.

Chris Giles brings a deep understanding of the crucial factors of the economyinterest rates, inequality, innovation, productivity and public finances — and their roles in shaping the landscape in which business operates.

His accessible style seeks to steer clear of dry economic presentations, bringing the subject of economics alive to a general audience with anecdotes and the most up to date information. Before his time at the FT, he worked for a year at the communications regulator Ofcom, reported for the BBC, and served for seven years as an economist with the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

To book Chris Giles as the finance speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Chris is known to cover the following topics:

  • Journalism & Media
  • Politics & Economics
  • Brexit & The EU
  • International Economics