As well as his current titles, Dr Gerard Lyons is also an Economic Advisor to the Board and a Member of the Bank’s Executive Forum. Previous roles at the Bank include Member of the Global Markets Management Team and of the Risk Management Committee. Gerard has held senior roles at leading international financial firms since starting in the City 25 years ago, and he gained his PhD on testing the efficiency of financial futures markets at the University of London. Gerard has published widely on economic and financial issues, writes regular newspaper columns and is regularly invited to speak at conferences. He has an excellent forecasting record, and has topped the Sunday Times annual forecasting table twice in the past decade, and is widely credited with accurate predictions ahead of the financial crisis.