Hamish McRae

Leading Speaker On Global Future Trends

Hamish McRae is one of Europe’s foremost speakers on global future trends in economics, business and society. He is 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.

He is the author of the acclaimed work on the future, The World in 2020: Power, Culture and Prosperity. Following its publication, he became a sought-after speaker on trends in the economy, technology and business. As a speaker, Hamish is in demand around the world for his lucid insights into the forces such as technology, demography, globalisation, natural resources, and government policies shape the economy and influence business strategy. He examines likely future scenarios for business, government and society.

Hamish’s other books include Capital City London as a Financial Centre, co-authored with Frances Cairncross, and Wake-up Japan, co-authored with Tadashi Nakama and What Works: Success in Stressful Times, which was long-listed for the Business Book of the Year at the FT/Goldman Sachs Awards in New York in 2010.

He is an Adjunct Professor at Trinity College, Dublin, and a Governor of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research. As an economic journalist, Hamish McRae was editor of Euromoney and financial editor of The Guardian before moving to The Independent. Amongst his awards are the David Watt Prize for outstanding political journalism in 2005, the Business and Finance Journalist of the Year in the 2006 British Press Awards, and Communicator of the Year at the 2007 Business Journalist Awards.

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