About Bridget

Changing the face of economics to reflect modern life

A Wealth of Experience

Bridget has founded several economic consultancies, all of which are still successfully operating, and also has several non-executive roles with major organisations. Bridget is a Commissioner for the independent National Infrastructure Commission and has led on its project on Northern connectivity and the East West corridor from Cambridge to Oxford.

Her interests include risk and risk management, infrastructure and its funding, public and private sector co-operation, planning policy and corporate management. She publishes and presents in these areas as well as working with clients.

Although sitting on a variety of boards and committees, Bridget also finds time to support and be involved with several charities and is an accomplished artist.

Non-Executive Positions

Bridget is an experienced chair and board member

Current

  • Non-Executive Chair, DVSA
  • Senior Adviser, Volterra Partners
  • Non-Executive Director, Network Rail
  • Non-Executive Director, Ulster Bank
  • Member, With Profits Committee, Co-operative Financial Services
  • Commissioner, 2020 Public Services Trust
  • Chair of Governors, Wimbledon High School

Previous

  • Chief Economic Adviser, GLA
  • 1999-2009 Non Executive Director, Britannia Building Society

Chair of Audit 2004-09

  • 2003-2005 Non Executive Director, Department for Work and Pensions

Chair of Audit

  • 2002-2008 Consultant Chief Economist, GLA
  • 1988-2000 Executive Chairman, Business Strategies Ltd

Now part of Experian plc

  • 1986-1988 Chief European Economist, Wefa Ltd

formerly Wharton Econometric Associates

  • 1984-1986 Head, Economic Trends & Deputy Director, CBI
  • 1976-1984 Tutor in Economics, St Hilda’s, Somerville and Oriel Colleges, Oxford

Other Appointments

  • 1997-2010 Adviser, Treasury Select Committee
  • 1998-2004 Visiting Professor, City University Business School
  • 1999-2005 Member, Research Priorities Board, ESRC
  • 1995-1997 Member, Panel of Independent Forecasters, advising
  • Chancellor Ken Clarke

Education

  • 2009 ILM Level 7 Executive Coach
  • 1976 M Phil, Economics
  • 1974 BA Hons, Politics and Economics
  • 1970-1976 St Hugh’s College, Oxford
  • 1958-1969 Wimbledon High School