ACCA Professional Insights is proud to present the latest webinar in our co-branded Deloitte/ACCA GECS quarterly series. In this session, ACCA’s chief economist Michael Taylor and Deloitte’s chief economist Ian Stewart will discuss the findings of the Q3 Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS), which will be published on 11 October. All webinars in this series are accredited with one CPD unit each.


Michael Taylor, chief economist, ACCA

Michael leads ACCA’s policy view on economic analysis and authors the quarterly GECS report. His experience covers diverse areas, such as econometric analysis, construction of lead indicators and policy formulation. Michael has worked in numerous roles as an economist, including as an adviser to the UK government, at City institutions and economic consultancies, at a policy think tank and at the Institute of Directors, where he was Chief Economist. He holds a Master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics.    

Ian Stewart, Partner and Chief Economist, Deloitte 

Ian advises clients on macroeconomics and financial market developments. Before joining Deloitte, Ian spent 12 years as Chief Economist for Europe at Merrill Lynch in London. He previously worked as a special adviser in the UK government, as Head of Economics in the Conservative Party’s Research Department and as an economist with the Confederation of British Industry. Ian was educated at the London School of Economics, Birkbeck College and Queen Mary College, London.