NIESR Appoints Two New Trustees to its Council of Management

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28 July, 2023
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We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new trustees: Amanda Rowlett, Chief Analyst at the Department for Transport, and Keith Wade, Chief Economist at Schroders.

They each bring extensive experience and judgement at the highest level that will augment that already found on the Institute’s Council of Management.

Commenting on their appointments:

Amanda said:

“I first came across NIESR, and its excellent work, as a summer intern and have continued to engage with it throughout my career as a government economist. NIESR plays a critical role in delivering authoritative analysis and macro-economic forecasts, and I am looking forward to drawing on my experience in other non-executive positions to help shape its future strategic direction.”

Keith said:

“Having used NIESR’s forecasts and analysis in all of my roles over the years, I am excited to now become a trustee. The world economy has experienced a number of shocks in recent years, and NIESR’s work has been invaluable in not only helping to make sense of them, but also in providing policy alternatives.”

Chair of the Nominations and Renumerations Committee, Alex Baker, who led the trustee recruitment process on behalf of the Board said:

“I am delighted to welcome both Amanda and Keith as members of our Council of Management. The economic challenges of the last few years has ably demonstrated the importance and value of NIESR’s work. I am looking forward to working with both Amanda and Keith, along with the rest of our Council of Management, as we seek to build on our existing work and deliver our ambitions over the coming years.”


Amanda Rowlatt CBE is the Chief Analyst at the Department for Transport, a position she has held since 2014. She has previously been the Chief Economist at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Competition Commission, and the Office for National Statistics. She is on the Council of Brunel University and has held non-executive director positions on nine boards. She was awarded a CBE in 2011.

Keith Wade is Chief Economist for Schroders, where he is responsible for the Economics Team and Schroders’ view of the world economy. Prior to joining Schroders in 1988, Keith was a researcher at the London Business School’s Centre for Economic Forecasting. He is a member of the Society of Professional Economists and holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma. For 11 years Keith served as a trustee for Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, latterly as Chair of their Finance and Investment Committees.