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Speaking

Public speaking

Gerard is widely recognised as an impressive public speaker. He has spoken several times at the International Monetary Fund, Institute of International Finance, World Economic Forum, Asian Infrastructure Bank, Asian Development Bank among other international fora.

He was asked by the Institute of International Finance to represent the financial sector in ‘The World Debate’ at the 2010 World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, which was televised live globally by the BBC.  In 2005, he spoke in Beijing’s Great Hall of People at the EU-China Summit. In 2018 he gave a keynote speech at the inaugural Shanghai Import-Expo. More recently, he gave the keynote address at the Ukrainian Financial Forum, Kyiv, in 2019.

He frequently appears on TV and radio. Domestic appearances include the BBC’s flagship programmes: Newsnight, Question Time, Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg, HardTalk, Panorama, as well as Sky News, Channel 4 News, ITV News among others. Meanwhile, he regularly speaks on international outlets including: BBC World Service, Bloomberg Surveillance, CNN International, CNBC Squawk BoxChina’s CGTN, Japan’s NHK and India’s NDTV.

When it comes to radio Gerard is a regular contributor on BBC programmes such as: PM, Wake up to money, Any Questions, The Moral Maze and Start the Week. He can also often be heard on Times Radio and LBC.

Gerard has been interviewed by the biggest names in broadcasting. These include, but not limited to, the late David Frost, Jeremy Paxman, Emily Maitlis, Kirsty Young, Andrew Neil, Stephen Sackur, Adam Boulton, Nick Robinson, Robert Peston, Tom Keene, Guy Johnson and many more.

Gerard Lyons speak to Sky’s Sophy Ridge about the mini-Budget and financial markets, September 2022

Expert topics

  • The world economy
  • Financial markets
  • iUK economic policy
  • Tech, AI & future of work
  • Monetary and fiscal policy
  • Brexit & the European Union
  • Emerging economies
  • The rise of China

Expert topics

  • The world economy
  • Financial markets
  • iUK economic policy
  • Tech, AI & future of work
  • Monetary and fiscal policy
  • Brexit & the European Union
  • Emerging economies
  • The rise of China

Some examples of Gerard speaking

Keynote speech – Ukrainian Financial Forum, Kyiv 2019
Gerard has a fireside chat with The Sunday Times’ Economics Editor, David Smith, November 2020.
Policy Exchange, 2020 – The UK economy and the coronavirus crisis, alongside Lord Alistair Darling – former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Mervyn King – former Governor of the Bank of England and Lord Macpherson – former Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury.
World Economic Forum, Davos 2010 – ‘The World Debate – Dodging the Double Dip?’ alongside Pascal Lamy, Director-General World Trade Organization, Sharan Burrow – President International Trade Union Confederation, Barney Frank – Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts & Chairman Financial Services Committee.
World Economic Forum, Tianjin 2010 – Global Economic Outlook, alongside Nariman Behravesh – Chief Economist IHS, Ma Jiantang – National Bureau of Statistics of China People’s Republic of China, and Paul Sheard – Global Chief Economist and Global Head of Economic Research Nomura Securities International.
BBC Newsnight, 2021 – Interviewed by Emily Maitlis
Bloomberg TV, Washington 2011
Bloomberg TV, 2019 – Interviewed by Guy Johnson
CNBC Street Signs, 2017
The 48 Group Club, 2015 – The New Economic and Political World Order: Challenges and Opportunities. Chaired by Lord Jim O’Neill.
CNBC Squawk Box, 2012
Bloomberg TV, Davos 2011 – Interviewed alongside Nouriel Roubini by Tom Keene
Bloomberg TV, 2011 – Interviewed by Tom Keene
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