Economic advisory panel

Economic advisory panel

 



Stuart Macdonald

Stuart Macdonald

 

Professor of Information and Organisation at the University of Sheffield

 

"One of the many difficulties faced by small and medium firms is that they lack a single voice. The SME Innovation Alliance will tackle this problem in the crucial area of innovation, and I wish the Alliance every success."

Professor William Kingston

Professor William Kingston

 

William Kingston's lifetime of teaching and research on innovation in Trinity College, Dublin, is summed up in his latest book, 'Beyond Intellectual Property: Matching Information Protection to Innovation.' His research for the European Commission, 'Enforcing Small Firms' Patent Rights,' which revealed the extent to which firms with large funds for litigation use them to intimidate smaller ones, is available online.

Will Hutton

Will Hutton

 

Will Hutton is executive vice chair of The Work Foundation. Will is regularly called on to advise senior political and business figures and comment in the national and international media and is today one of the pre-eminent economics commentators in the country.

 

Outside The Work Foundation, Will is a governor of the London School of Economics, where he is also a visiting professorial fellow at the Centre for Global Governance. He is a member of the Scott Trust and a fellow of the Sunningdale Institute. In 2004 Will was invited by the European Commission to join a High Level Group on the mid-term review of the Lisbon Strategy and act as its “rapporteur” for the final report.

 

He is currently the chair of the Commission on Ownership, which is examining to what extent and how ownership matters and is due to deliver its findings in autumn 2011. Most recently, he has been asked by the Prime Minister to chair the Public Sector Fair Pay Review.

Professor Michael Mainelli PhD FCCA FCSI FBCS

 

Michael co-founded Z/Yen, the City of London’s leading commercial think-tank, in 1994 to promote societal advance through better finance and technology. Michael started as a research scientist in aerospace and computing, later becoming a partner and board member in a leading accountancy firm, before serving as Corporate Development Director of Europe’s largest R&D organisation, the UK’s Defence Evaluation and Research Agency. Michael is Professor Emeritus, Trustee and Fellow at Gresham College. .

 

Nominations

 

Nominations for the Economic Advisory Panel should be sent to the Chairman (chairman@smeia.org) or the Director (director@smeia.org).