Chair of Trustees

Lord Gus O’Donnell is a former British senior civil servant and economist, who between 2005 and 2011 served as the Cabinet Secretary, the highest official in the British Civil Service. From joining the Treasury as an economist, and serving in the British Embassy in Washington, involved with the IMF and World Bank, he became Permanent Secretary of the Treasury in 2002.

Since leaving the Civil Service in 2011, and being appointed a Life Peer in 2012, he has been involved in many areas: the chair of Frontier Economics, a visiting professor to the London School of Economics and University College London, a trustee of the Economist Group, a strategic adviser to the Chief Executive of Toronto Dominion Bank, on the main board of Brookfield Asset Management, President of the Council of the Institute of Fiscal Studies, and Chair of Trustees of Pro Bono Economics.