Parker Fitzgerald, a financial services consultancy, has appointed economist Gerard Lyons to its group advisory board.
Lyons will take up the non-executive position as senior advisor, and will support Parker Fitzgerald's strategic development by identifying future trends arising from economic, political and regulatory change.
Currently, Lyons is the chief economic adviser to Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London. He is also a regular speaker at events such as the World Economic Forum in Davos and the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund.
Prior to the Mayor of London's office, Lyons was chief economist and group head of global research at the bank, Standard Chartered, where he worked for 13 years holding a range of senior roles on its committees.
Scott Vincent, global managing partner at Parker Fitzgerald, says that assembling an experienced advisory board is important for the firm, as compliance with financial regulation should now be combined with forward thinking by those wishing to drive change in the industry.
Lyons adds: "The symbiotic relationship between economic policy and regulation has never been stronger. There are clear benefits for market participants across the financial services industry to understand the influence that macro conditions have, or may have, on new legislation."
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