Jim O’Neill has joined Chatham House as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow. He will use his substantial experience to support the institute’s Global Economy and Finance research department as well as other areas where his input will help Chatham House deliver on its mission.
Dr O’Neill will also participate in the institute’s roundtable discussions and conferences, in London and internationally, as well as contribute to the activities of its Centre on Global Health Security, which has an important ongoing stream of work on combating anti-microbial resistance.
Dr O’Neill’s previous roles include as chief economist of Goldman Sachs and chairman of its Asset Management division; commercial secretary to the Treasury; chair of the Cities Growth Commission in the UK; and as chair of a formal Review into anti-microbial resistance. He is also an honorary professor of economics, University of Manchester, and holds honorary degrees from the University of Sheffield, University of London and from City University London. He received his PhD from the University of Surrey.
In addition to his association with the Global Economy and Finance department, Lord O’Neill will become a member of Chatham House’s Panel of Senior Advisers which provides Chatham House with an experienced sounding board for its policy conclusions and helps communicate its ideas around the world.
Robin Niblett, director of Chatham House, said: 'Given the profound changes taking place currently in the global economy, we are delighted that Chatham House will be able to draw on Jim O’Neill’s creative thinking and insights as well as his hands-on experience both in the international financial sector and in government.'
Jim O’Neill said: 'Chatham House has a first rate international reputation for rigorous analysis and independent thinking. I look forward to making a contribution to its research at this important time for the world economy.'