17th October 2003




The chief economist at the Institute of Directors is to speak at the launch of the Lincoln Business School next week.


Graeme Leach will give the annual lecture of the Lincolnshire branch of the IoD as part of the launch of the Lincoln Business School at the University of Lincoln.


Mr Leach joined the IoD five years ago and is responsible for all aspects of macro- and micro-economic policy analysis for the institute.


He is a frequent media commentator and in recent years has spoken at conferences all over the world.


Before joining the IoD he was an associate director at the Henley Centre analysing future economic and social change. He edited the Henley Centre’s UK economic forecasts, global macro-economic outlook and consumer and leisure futures services.


The university’s business school was formerly located in Hull and has been offering both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for over 20 years. The new school will be based at Brayford Pool.


“We are in the process of establishing the Lincoln Business School and developing our current portfolio of undergraduate, full and part-time postgraduate and professional programmes,” said Karen Raynes, marketing officer for the Lincoln Business School.


The new Lincoln Business School employs 60 full-time academic staff and offers programmes in Business, Management, Accountancy, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising.


The lecture and launch takes place at 6.30pm on Tuesday 21st October in the main academic building on the Brayford Pool campus.


After the lecture the evening will continue with live music, wine, refreshments and a networking opportunity for guests.


Note: Graeme Leach replaces Ruth Lea as speaker at next Tuesday’s event.


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