Dave Ramsden

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David Edward John ("Dave") Ramsden CBE[1] (born 9 February 1964) is a senior British civil servant, serving as the Chief Economic Adviser to HM Treasury. He is the Head of the Government Economic Service, having previously served as Joint Head of the Service with Vicky Pryce, formerly Chief Economic Adviser and Director-General at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.[2]

Dave joined the Civil Service in 1986 before joining the Treasury in 1988. He has worked on a wide range of economic policy issues, including monetary policy, fiscal and tax policy, the public finances, the business sector and labour markets.

Between 1999 and 2003, Dave led the Treasury’s work on whether the UK should join the Euro for which he was awarded a CBE. He worked on tax administration and policy issues from 2003 until 2006.

In June 2007, Dave joined the Treasury Board and in 2008 he was appointed Chief Economic Adviser. He became Joint Head of the Government Economic Service, the largest single recruiter of economists in the UK, from 2007; sole Head in 2010. In January 2013 he became Chair of the Treasury’s Diversity Board.

Dave is a trustee of Pro-Bono Economics, a charity whose aim is to broker economists into the charitable sector to help on short and medium-term assignments, typically addressing questions around measurement, results and impact. He is also President of the Society of Business Economists.

Dave’s recreational interests are cycling, rock climbing, mountain walking and reading.

Offices held[edit]

Government offices
Preceded by
New position
Director General, Economics & Fiscal Groups, Chief Economic Adviser to the Treasury
HM Treasury

2010-
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Government offices
Preceded by
New position
Managing Director, Macroeconomic and Fiscal Policy
HM Treasury

2007-2010
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Sir Nicholas Stern
Head of the Government Economic Service
jointly with Vicky Pryce until June 2010
2007-
Succeeded by
Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 57155. p. 8. 2003-12-31. Retrieved 2010-03-14.
  2. ^ {{cite book He is the President of the Society of Business Economists | title = Who's Who 2010: RAMSDEN, David Edward John | publisher = A & C Black, Oxford University Press | series = Who's Who | year = 2010 | isbn = 978-0-19-957215-1 | url = http://www.ukwhoswho.com/view/article/oupww/whoswho/U59555 | accessdate = 2010-03-14 }}