Dr Andrew Sentance CBE

Dr Andrew Sentance is an independent business economist based in the UK.

Research Interests

Throughout his career spanning 35 years, Andrew has given talks, speeches and presentations to a wide range of business and financial audiences on economic issues, relating to global and UK prospects and policy issues. He is a well-known media figure and has a strong reputation for explaining complex economic issues to audiences in an engaging and accessible way.


Andrew was educated at Eltham College, Clare College Cambridge and the London School of Economics, where he gained his PhD.


Andrew Sentance worked with PwC as their Senior Economic Adviser for the period 2011-2018. Prior to this, he served for five years (2006-11) on the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), through the global financial crisis and its aftermath. He is currently a Senior Adviser to Cambridge Econometrics

Before his time at the Bank of England, Andrew held a number of senior positions as an economist in the business world. He was Chief Economist and Head of Environmental Affairs at British Airways; being one of the five senior managers appointed in 2001 by Chief Executive Rod Eddington to prepare the company’s “Future Size and Shape” turnaround plan.

He joined British Airways in 1998 from London Business School, where he was Director of the Centre for Economic Forecasting. Previous positions held include Head of Economic Policy and Director of Economic Affairs at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). He was a founder member of the Treasury’s Panel of Independent Forecasters – established in 1992 to provide advice to the Chancellor of the Exchequer under John Major’s Conservative Government.

He is a former Chairman and Vice-President of the Society of Business Economists and is also a part-time professor at Warwick Business School and a Visiting Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London. He was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2012 New Year Honours.