Richard Barfield


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.

I follow Brexit with great interest. My contributions include:

My consulting work has involved working for clients in many industries and countries. In addition to consultancy, I have held senior line management positions, seconded from Coopers & Lybrand as Finance Director to Barclaycard and, before Coopers, as Finance Director at Hertz UK. 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.

Contact: richard.barfield@rbas.co.uk

Acknowledgements


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 (http://logicalevents.org) for sustained advice, help and guidance on the development of the web version of the Brexit FactBase.
  • 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 providing helpful comments on the website.

 

Sources


The Brexit FactBase references many excellent 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 FullFact, Institute for Government, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Migration Observatory, National Institute for Economic and Social Research, Bruegel Institute, Chatham House,
  • Professional services firms and specialist bodies including: EY, Friends of the Earth, KingsFund, the Lancet, KPMG, Marine Conservation Society, PwC, Rand Corporation.

RBAS


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 richard.barfield@rbas.co.uk.

RBAS is incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 09993013.