Womanthology introduces Rain Newton-Smith, the Confederation of British Industry’s new Director of Economics, one of a growing number of influential women leading the way in the global economy

Global economy

Rain Newton-Smith was appointed as the Confederation of British Industry’s new Director of Economics on 18th August. Previously, Rain was Head of Emerging Markets at Oxford Economics where she managed a large team of economists and was the lead expert on China. Before that, Rain worked in monetary policy and international forecast to the MPC at the Bank of England where she led a team with responsibility for developing a risk assessment framework for the UK financial system; her tenure included a secondment to the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. where she was Adviser to the UK Executive Director.

Rain Newton-Smith

Rain Newton-Smith

Rain Newton-Smith on joining the CBI

I am really pleased to be joining the CBI to support its important work helping to get UK growth back on track for the long-term at such an exciting time for British business.

The CBI has an excellent reputation for economic analysis and is uniquely positioned to provide timely business insights, including through its regular surveys and forecasts. I look forward to building on those strengths.






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