Mark Berrisford-Smith

Mark Berrisford-Smith is a highly respected economist with extensive experience in speaking and advising on global and UK economic matters, including financial crises, Brexit, and inflation. He also specialises in areas like farming and the food industry.

C: £5K - £10K

Mark Berrisford-Smith is an extremely well respected Economist and a regular on the speaking circuit. He is an accomplished public speaker, having undertaken more than 2,000 presentations during his career. He gained degrees in economics from Sussex and London Universities and has spent most of his career working as an economist at HSBC. From 2012 until 2023 he was Head of Economics for the Bank’s Commercial Banking division in the UK, where his role involved advising the Bank’s senior management and it’s clients on developments in the global and UK economies.

To this end, an important part of his role was to speak at client events as well as externally in a wide range of settings, ranging from breakfasts for local businesses to keynote addresses at industry conferences. 

Mark’s work is extensive and has involved making sense of the causes and consequences of the global financial crisis of 2008-09, and the subsequent debt crisis in the Euro Area. He details  the long-term impact to the UK and other major economies by the Covid pandemic.

 In the past few years, his presentations have focused on the challenge posed by the resurgence of inflation. In particular, he warned in the summer of 2021 that the acceleration of inflation was not a temporary phenomenon. 

Mark speaks on a variety of areas with topics ranging from the U.K. economy through to a global outlook. Specialist areas include farming and the food industry. He delivers keynotes, full presentations and also contributes written articles for the media and industries.

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