I am an independent consultant. Previously, I was a director in PwC’s consulting practice where I advised financial services clients on risk and regulatory issues. At the end of 2016, I retired from PwC and am currently an advisor to Hogan Lovells.
Following Brexit with great interest, my contributions include:
- Creating and maintaining Brexit FactBase
- Publishing a briefing for non-specialists on UK trade and the World Trade Organisation (with Sir Martin Donnelly, Andrew Sentance CBE, Professor L Alan Winters, George Peretz QC, Professor George Yarrow and others – September 2018)
- Writing articles for:
In addition, I have held senior line management positions: as Finance Director at Hertz UK and seconded from Coopers & Lybrand as Finance Director to Barclaycard. I also served as a school governor for several years.
I am an experienced presenter and conference speaker, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a graduate of Manchester University.
Thanks to the many people who have helped me develop Brexit FactBase, including:
- Dr. Charles Tannock, Professor L. Alan Winters, Professor Jonathan Portes, Professor Catharine Macmillan, Peter Ungphakorn, Michael O’Connor, Mike Smith, Naomi Weir and others who commented on drafts of the FactBase sections.
- Several users for their helpful feedback and suggestions – particularly those who support leaving the EU.
- David Hitchcock of Logical Events for sustained advice, help and guidance on the development of the Brexit FactBase website
- Carlos Ribeiro and Marcio Bento of Inspirart in Lisbon for creative input to the design of the site and Maruf Rahman at BrightCherry for his valuable review.
- David Corless, who collaborated with me on the initial presentation in 2016 and provided helpful comments on the website as it developed.
The Brexit FactBase references many excellent, authoritative sources including:
- Government and parliamentary bodies such as House of Commons Library, House of Commons Committees, House of Lords Committees, European Commission, Eurostat, Office of National Statistics;
- International bodies such as OECD, United Nations, World Bank, World Trade Organisation, IMF;
- Well-regarded independent bodies such as Bruegel, Centre for European Reform, Chatham House, FullFact, Institute for Fiscal Studies,Institute for Government, Migration Observatory (Oxford University), National Institute for Economic and Social Research, UK Trade Policy Observatory (Sussex University)
- Professional services firms and specialist bodies including: Deloitte, EY, KPMG, Mercer Oliver Wyman, PwC.
- Specialist bodies such as Friends of the Earth, KingsFund, the Lancet, Marine Conservation Society, Rand Corporation.
Richard Barfield Advisory Services Limited (‘RBAS’) is a consulting firm which provides advice on Brexit and prudential risk and regulatory matters. For further information, please contact Richard Barfield at email@example.com.
RBAS is incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 09993013.