Consultant Chief Economic Adviser
Greater London Authority (GLA)
Bridget Rosewell is the Consultant Chief Economic Adviser to the Greater London Authority (GLA).
She graduated from Oxford University, and is one of the most influential economists in the United Kingdom (named in 2007 by the Evening Standard as one of the 25 most influential people in London). Adviser to the Finance Ministry between 1993 and 1997, she has since been adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee on Monetary Policy. She is one of the founding members of Volterra Consulting (1998), of which she is now Chairwoman.
The consulting firm has played an active role with the Greater London Authority, providing scientific analyses to resolve economic problems. Between 2002 and 2008, she was Chief Economist at the GLA and advised the Mayor on key economic issues. She headed the Economics department of the GLA, which advises Transport For London and the London Development Agency (LDA) on economic issues. She also worked on the economic aspects of Crossrail and her analysis helped convince the government of the merits of the investment.
In 2009, she retained her functions with the new Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, with the title of Consultant Chief Economic Adviser. She is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Network Rail.