Hamish McRae

Associate Editor of The Independent

The godfather of futurist trends in business, economics and society, Hamish McRae is a household name within the after dinner speaking circuit and finance world. The Associate Editor of The Independent Newspaper in London and Principal Economic Commentator for The Independent and The Independent on Sunday and a columnist for the London Evening Standard, McRae has an immensely impressive resume as well as being held in the highest regard.

A globally acclaimed and revered writer and broadcaster who has been inundated with awards and accolades throughout his distinguished career, Hamish McRae has won the coveted title of Business and Finance Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards, a huge honour that showcases his prowess and expertise in the field. An instantly recognisable figure within the worlds of finance and futurism, the imperious Hamish McRae is available to hire as an after dinner speaker through the Champions Speakers Agency where he is certain to engage, educate and entertain guests to make for a truly unforgettable event.

The author of the acclaimed work on the future, The World in 2020: Power, Culture and Prosperity, Hamish McRae has also been crowned the David Watt Prize for Outstanding Political Journalism winner once again showcasing his tremendous knowledge and expertise that make him one of the most sought after and demanded finance speakers in the world. An Adjunct Professor at Trinity College, Dublin, McRae has also acted as a visiting Professor at the School of Management at Lancaster University in addition to his roles as a council member of the Royal Economic Society. A Governor of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research, Hamish has worked extensively across the UK and Europe allowing him to draw upon a vast array of experiences at events that allow him to resonate and adapt accordingly to the requirements of his audience.

Certain to initiate thought-provoking conversation that will facilitate fascinating debates, the Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences work focuses on excellence in the world economy, the shift of economic power to Asia and how technology interacts with human capital to shift competitive advantage. Effectively clarifying complex economic issues, and is a leading world expert on emerging markets, McRae understanding of global economics is second to none as is his flawless delivery that has gained plaudits worldwide.

An expert in the global economy and acclaimed journalist, McRae’s areas of expertise include the rise of Asian economies and future trends. An authoritative figure in his field, Hamish McRae is available to hire through the Champions Speakers Agency and will be the ideal addition to all manner of business events and conferences.

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

When he’s at corporate events, Hamish is known to cover the following topics:

  • The World in 2020
  • The Global Economy
  • The Rise of the Asian Economies
  • Globalisation & Technology
  • Demography
  • Energy Markets & Resources