Dr Rebecca Driver
Rebecca Driver runs the research consultancy Analytically Driven Ltd. She has over 25 years of experience in tackling difficult policy questions. 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 benefits 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.
Before starting Analytically Driven Ltd, Rebecca spent six years as Director of Research and Chief Economist at the Association of British Insurers. During that time she was also Secretary to the Insurance Industry Working Group, which was co-chaired by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, and Andrew Moss, Group CEO, Aviva, and was responsible for drafting their report “Vision for the insurance industry in 2020”. 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 Business Economists.
Rebecca joined the Association of British Insurers from the Bank of England where she worked for nearly eight years, latterly as Research Adviser to the External Members of the Monetary Policy Committee. Rebecca has 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.