Ed Balls

Former UK Shadow Chancellor

Ed Balls is a broadcaster, writer and economist. He is a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and Visiting Professor at King's College London, co-Chair of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation and Vice-President and former Chairman of Norwich City Football Club.

"Renowned leading global economist"

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  • The Future of Britain, Post Brexit
  • Opportunities and Risks in the Global Economy
  • Politics, Business and Public Opinion in the 21st Century
  • Travels in Trumpland and Euroland


He presents in English.

How he presents

Erudite and professionally experienced in the public sector, Ed Balls is an insightful choice for the corporate circuit.


  • Speaking Out: Lessons in Life and Politics

In Detail

Ed's popular BBC TV series Travels in Trumpland: with Ed Balls along with a second series Travels in Euroland with Ed Balls aired on BBC2. Ed has also presented the BBC TV series What Britain Buys And Sells In A Day. Ed is a former Member of Parliament, was UK Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (2011-2015) and served in the UK Cabinet as Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (2007-2010). He also was the UK Minister for Financial Services (2006-2007) and the Chief Economic Adviser to the UK Treasury (1997-2004) during which time he was Chair of the IMFC Deputies and UK G20 Deputy.


Ed draws on his extensive first-hand experience to shed light on the future of Britain and Brexit, opportunities and risks in the global economy, and inclusive economic growth. With his vast political history and acute intelligence, Ed is well placed to deliver a keynote speech on these topics as well as entertaining after dinner speeches.


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