Andrew Webb is now the Director of Economic Advisory at Baker Tilly Mooney Moore following the acquistion of Webb Advisory. Until May 2015 Andrew was OCO’s chief economist and Head of Consulting where he led on all OCO’s economic research assignments.
Andrew is an Applied Economics MSc graduate with close to 20 years’ continuous experience in economic research/analysis, commentary and model building.
Andrew’s career spans the public, private and academic sectors. He started his career in the Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre as head of regional forecasting before moving into the Department of Finance and Personnel and then Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment. Andrew’s time in private practice has involved many significant impact, appraisal, evaluation and sector studies.
Between 2011 and 2015 Andrew juggled economic advisory work with being an elected representative on Belfast City Council and served on the Development Committee. The insight gained into operating and delivering on economic development objectives during this time provides Andrew with a unique perspective.
Andrew has undertaken economic research and impact assignments across the globe and is a seasoned commentator. He has featured in visual and print media and was recently invited to deliver a keynote at the Brookings Institution Global Cities Initiative meeting in Washington on the tactics that metro areas can use to attract Inward Investment.