Dr Rebecca Driver
Dr Rebecca Driver runs the research consultancy Analytically Driven Ltd, which she founded in 2013. She has over 30 years of experience in policy research, including at a very senior level, and has published extensively. As a researcher and economist, she has worked on many different policy issues over the years. These range from big macro topics, such as the impact of EU membership, to more micro issues, such as how to explain risk to consumers, or what should the policy framework be for Neighbourhood Plans.
Her previous roles include Director of Research and Chief Economist at the Association of British Insurers; and Research Adviser to the External Members of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England. She has also worked as a Research Fellow in the Department of Economics at the University of Exeter and the University of Strathclyde and as an economist and freelance writer for the Economist Intelligence Unit. She holds a PhD from the University of Exeter, Masters degrees from the European University Institute, Florence and Birkbeck College, University of London and a Bachelors degree from the University of Warwick.
As well as her experience as an economist, Dr Driver has been a member of numerous boards, advisory panels and steering groups serving government, industry and academia. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Planning Inspectorate’s Board and Chair of the Planning Inspectorate's Audit and Risk Assurance Committee; a member of the Financial Services Consumer Panel, which is a statutory body advising the Financial Conduct Authority; and a member of the Finance and Leasing Association's Stakeholder Advisory Panel. She has also been a Board Member of ORIC (Operational Risk Insurance Consortium); a member of the Secretary of State’s Panel for Monitoring the Economy at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; and a Council Member of the Society of Professional Economists (formerly the Society of Business Economists).