Bill Robinson is a Senior Adviser at KPMG with broad experience of both public and private sectors. His early career in the Government Economic Service embraced spells in 10 Downing St, Cabinet Office and HM Treasury. He then worked in the European Commission and at the London Business School before becoming Director of the Institute for Fiscal Policy, the tax think-tank, and then Special Adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. His published output includes two books and 58 academic articles and numerous newspaper articles, including regular weekly columns for the Independent.
His subsequent career as a micro-economist specialising in providing economic advice to businesses began as a Director in the economic consultancy London Economics. He subsequently moved to PwC, where he was the chief UK business economist. He joined KPMG in 2007 and founded a new economics practice which he grew to 70 economists. In 2012 he became the Chairman of the practice, and from 2014 acted as KPMG’s Chief Economist. He stepped down from both roles in January 2016, but continues to work part-time on projects via his consultancy Warwick Consultants.
Bill is a lifelong music-lover, inveterate opera-goer and bassoonist (Ealing Symphony Orchestra and Kew Sinfonia.)