Rt Hon. Lord Darling

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Alistair Darling was Chancellor of the Exchequer during the most turbulent and far-reaching economic crisis the world had seen for 60 years. He introduced the measures needed to avert a collapse of the banking system, and played a leading part in restoring stability to global financial markets.

"A renowned and deeply respected politician and economist"

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  • Economic Overview
  • The Political Landscape
  • Brexit
  • Back from the Brink


He presents in English.

How he presents

Alistair is an accomplished speaker who's very methodical and knowledgeable presentations are delivered with the perfect balance of professionalism and analytical clarity to challenge conventional thinking.

Books & Media

  • Back from the Brink

In Detail

Alistair Darling became Chief Secretary to the Treasury in Tony Blair's first Cabinet, moving to Work & Pensions, then taking joint responsibility for the Scotland Office and the Department of Transport. His final role under Prime Minister Blair was at the helm of Trade & Industry, after which Gordon Brown promoted him to the Treasury. As Chancellor, Alastair was widely credited with preventing recession from spiralling into a repeat of the Great Depression. By the time he left office, government borrowing was less than forecast, and unemployment and repossessions were both lower than many had anticipated.


Alistair Darling provides an invaluable source of global economic and political insights for strategic decision makers around the globe. Direct and to the point, Alistair Darling has a fascinating tale to tell about his time on the inside of a government dealing with economic crisis.


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