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Sir Ian Byatt

Kt, MA, DPhil

Matriculated: 1952: PPE (First) 1955: Nuffield College 1955-57: D.Phil 1962: Harvard University (Harkness Fellow) 1957-58.

Lecturer in Economics: Durham University (1958-62) & LSE(1964-67): Government Service, mainly HM Treasury (1962-64 & 1967-89): Chairman, Economic Policy Committee of the European Communities (1982-85),(Member 1978-89): Economic and Social Research Council, Member (1983 – 1989): Royal Economic Society,  Member of Council (1984 – 1990) & Executive Committee (1987 – 1989).   (Founding) Director of Ofwat (1989-2000): Hon. Professor, Birmingham University (2001- ): Chairman, Water Industry Commission for Scotland (2005- ): Chairman of Trustees, David Hume Institute, Edinburgh (2008- ).

Publications:  The British Electrical Industry 1875-1914: the economic returns to a new technology, 1979; articles in journals, chapters in books & contributions to government publications.

Founder (1988) & Patron (2007- ), Holy Cross Centre Trust, London: Chairman of Friends (1998- ) & Member of Council (2005- ) Birmingham Cathedral:  Governor 1997-2005) & Hon. Fellow, Birkbeck College, London
Parents: Marjorie & Rayner Byatt.  Married:  Dame AS Byatt (1958-67) & Professor Deirdre Kelly (1997- ). Children: Antonia (1960- ) & Charles (1961-72): grandchildren, Saul, Clara & Saskia: stepsons, Eoin & Lochlinn.

Recreations: Painting, reading (including putting economics into perspective) & contributing to family life.

“Teddy Hall changed my life and I have great memories of my teachers, my friends and the buildings themselves.  One of my proudest moments was to be made an honorary Fellow in 2007.  I hope that I may be able to help the College in my declining years – when I eventually retire.  Floreat Aula!"