Dr Andrew Sentance, CBE Chairman, Economist

Andrew is a British business economist and currently Senior Economic Adviser to PwC.

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Dame Kate Barker, CBE Commissioner Economist

Kate is currently non-executive director of Electra Private Equity plc, Taylor Wimpey plc and the Yorkshire Building Society.

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Andy Barratt, Commissioner, Business Member

Andy is Chairman and Managing Director of Ford of Britain.

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Peter Ward, Commissioner, Business Member

Peter is the Commercial Director for Port Of Tilbury London Ltd.

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Guy Smith Commissioner, Business Member

Guy farms a mixed and diversified family farm in north-east Essex. He is Vice President of the National Farmers Union.

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Professor Jonathan Haskell, Commissioner, Academic Member

Jonathan is Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London and Academic Director of the School.

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Gary Packham, Commissioner, Academic Member

Gary is currently Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Lord Ashcroft International Business School.

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Professor Eric Smith, Commissioner, Academic Member

Eric is Professor of Economics at the University of Essex in Colchester.

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Duncan McKenzie, Economics Consultant

Duncan has over 35 years economic research experience at TheCityUK, International Financial Services London, the CBI and HSBC.

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Jason Falkingham, Commissioner, Business Member

Jason is Head of Business & Corporate Banking for Barclays in Essex.

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Nick Wargent General Counsel and Company Secretary for e2v

Nick is the General Counsel and Company Secretary for e2v technologies plc.

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Angela O’Donoghue CBE Principal and Chief Executive

Angela is the Principal of South Essex College of Further and Higher Education