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Bridget Rosewell

Bridget Rosewell (OBE) is a professional economist and business woman.
She has founded several economic consultancies, all of which are still successfully operating, and also has several non-executive roles with major organisations. Bridget has just been appointed as Commissioner for the independent National Infrastructure Commission, put together by George Osborne.
Her interests include risk and risk management, infrastructure and its funding, public and private sector co-operation, planning policy and corporate management. She publishes and presents in these areas as well as working with clients.
Bridget’s current business interests include senior adviser at Volterra Partners, Chair of Audit for Network Rail, Chair of Risk for Ulster Bank, With Profits Committee for the Co-operative Bank, and providing professional assistance to a variety of clients.
Bridget was the Consultant Chief Economic Adviser to the Greater London Authority from 2009 to 2012 and between 2002 and 2008 she was the Chief Economist to the GLA.
Her research interests focus on the economic performance of local economies, the role of infrastructure, the performance of markets, and business organisations. She is especially interested in the application of the tools of complex systems analysis to these issues.
Bridget was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours list for services to the economy.

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Championing renewed leadership in governance and business practice

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Industrial Strategy: A positive start but more must be done

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Who can give the modern Cathy a home?

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We need a manufacturing resurgence more than ever. How can we bring it about?

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The economic impacts of a Brexit would make us more, not less, reliant on other countries

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Mutuals and Co-ops Can Be The Very Best Option!

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Book Review: ‘Taking Power Back: Putting people in charge of politics’ by Simon Parker

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