As Chief Economist and Director of Policy, Graeme is a frequent media commentator and conference speaker, on matters that affect the economy. Prior to joining the IoD in 1998, he was an economics director and managing editor of futures publications, at the Henley Centre. In 1998 he was awarded the WPP Atticus Award for original published thinking. He has also acted as a consultant on future economic and social change, to many UK companies.