John Rickard

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Not to be confused with John Rickard (academia).

John Hellyar Rickard (born 27 January 1940, died 10 September 2013) was a former Chief Economic Advisor to the British Government.



Early career[edit]

Lecturer, University of Aston, 1967-70; Economist, Programmes Analysis Unit, Atomic Energy Authority, Harwell, 1970-72; Research Associate and Deputy Head, Health Services Evaluation Group, Department of the Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford, 1972-74.

Civil Service[edit]

Rickard joined the Civil Service as an Economic Adviser, Department of Health and Social Security, 1974-76. He was promoted to Senior Economic Adviser in 1976, and moved to the Department of Prices and Consumer Protection, 1976-78; Central Policy Review Staff, Cabinet Office, 1978-82; HM Treasury, 1982-84.

After a period as Economic Adviser to the State of Bahrain, 1984-87, he returned as Chief Economic Adviser to the Department of Transport, 1987-91. He was then Under-Secretary (Economics), HM Treasury, 1991-94, then was again Chief Economic Adviser to the Department of Transport, 1994-95, after which he took early retirement from the Civil Service.

Subsequent career[edit]

Rickard was IMF Fiscal Advisor to the Ministry of Finance, Republic of Moldova, 1995. Since then, he has been a freelance consultant.

Since 2003, he has been a non-executive director of the Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Trust, and a trustee of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Isle of Wight.