Ann Pettifor is an esteemed economist and the author of several influential financial books, including The Case for the Green New Deal, which tackle international monetary systems, good and bad. As an authority in global economies, she is regularity booked for events to share her comprehensive understanding, and teach corporate audiences the strategies needed for sustainable growth. Ann’s claim to fame was her successful prediction of the 2008 banking crisis, a testament to her clear vision and instinctive eye for financial developments. A speaker like Ann is not to be missed, as she can provide research-based predictions for the future of finance, essential for corporate audiences to utilise in their economic plans.
Ann is best known for co-founding the Jubilee 2000 campaign, which endeavoured to cancel debts in the poorest countries. Taking to the 1998 G8 Summit in the UK, she orchestrates a mass protest of 70,000 people, which resulted in $100 billion of third world debt being written off at the following summit. From Tony Blair to Bill Clinton, Ann’s supporters including government officials, religious leaders and even Bono, lead singer of U2. She later joined the New Economics Foundation, where Ann fronted their research into global macro-economics, and the Green New Deal Group in 2008.
Following a short parliamentary campaign, Ann was appointed the British Labour Party's Economic Advisory Committee. In the role, she called out the Chancellor’s “deficit fetishism”, a testament to Ann’s bold commitment to those suffering in poverty. Her work comes with a grave warning – make radical reforms now, or risk another 2008 financial crisis. Such an insight makes Ann in high demand from Governments and corporate audiences alike. Shifting away from economics, she is the Director of Advocacy International with Options Consultancy Services. Ann works in African countries to provide life-saving improvements in the standard of childbirth and pregnancy. Whether Ann is discussing her financial influence or global advocacy, she is a truly thrilling speaker.
In 1999, Ann was granted Freedom of the City of Callao, Peru, celebrated for her Jubilee 2000 campaign. She was later awarded the 2000 Pax Christi International Peace Prize, a 2001 Honorary Doctorate from Newcastle University and was made a Member of the Order of the Niger by the President of Nigeria. Recent accolades include the 2018 Hannah Arendt Prize. A finance and female business speaker like Ann will inspire audiences, and positively influence a business’ understanding of economics. The award-winning pioneer has spent her career changing the lives of those in need, a core drive that shines through in her speeches.