Graeme Leach is Chief Economist & Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors, which he joined in 1998. He is also visiting professor of economic policy at the University of Lincoln. Prior to joining the Institute of Directors, he was an economics director at the Henley Centre (1995-98), a senior economic consultant at Pieda (1992-95), economic adviser to Scottish Provident Investment Group (1991-1992) and Chief UK Economist at the Henley Centre for Forecasting (1990-92), which he joined in 1988. He is a frequent media commentator and conference speaker on the economy and economic policy and has spoken at conferences in more than 20 countries around the globe over recent years. He is presently researching for a forthcoming book: Size Matters - Why downsizing the state could super-size the economy.