Dr. Rebecca Harding is the Founder and CEO of Equant-Analytics, a data led consultancy specialising in trade and trade finance. She is an independent economist and a professional speaker. She is an Advisor to the Council of the Society for Business Economists and until February 2017 the Chief Economist of the British Bankers Association. She has held senior roles in business and academic institutions internationally. These include Founder and CEO of Delta Economics, Senior Fellow at London Business School, Global CEO of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Head of Corporate Research at Deloitte and Chief Economist at the Work Foundation. In her early career she was a Senior Lecturer at the Science Policy Research Unit, Sussex University and a Reader in Economics at the University of Brighton. She was a Specialist Advisor to the Treasury Select Committee and Chief Economic Advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Entrepreneurship. She has published 8 books and over 200 articles and reports. Her most recent book is the acclaimed The Weaponization of Trade. Rebecca is a Director of the German British Forum, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Arts, a member of the influential Women in FinTech Powerlist 2017, an Academician for the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences and a Member of the Society of Business Economists. Her media work includes frequent and recent appearances on Sky News, Radio 5 live, Newsnight, Radio 4 and Shareradio. She is frequently cited in the Broadsheet press, including the Financial Times, Times, Sunday Times, Economist and other trade publications.