Jim O’Neill

Chairman | Cities Growth Commission

Jim is Chairman of the Cities Growth Commission and also chairs the economic advisory board to the Greater Manchester Local Authority. He is Honorary Chair of Economics at Manchester University and also a Visiting Research Fellow at the international economic think tank Bruegel and on the economic advisory board to the IFC, the investing arm of the World Bank. Jim worked for Goldman Sachs from 1995 until April 2013, spending most of his time there as Chief Economist. He is one of the founding trustees of the UK educational charity, SHINE. Jim also serves on the board of ‘Teach for All’ and a number of other charities specialising in education and in September 2013, became a Non-Executive Director of the UK Government’s Department of Education.

Jamie Smith


09.00–17.00 4 November 2014 | Venue: Royal Festival Hall

London Conference 2014 What should London be asking for from the new national government, and what should the new government be looking for from London?