Dr Andrew Charlton has senior experience in business, government and international institutions. After starting his career with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), he received a Doctorate in Economics and a Masters in Economics from Oxford University, where was a Rhodes Scholar. During the period of the global financial crisis he served as senior economic advisor to the Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, and Australia’s senior official to the G20 Leaders' Summits. He was the Prime Minister’s representative to conferences of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF). From 2010-2014 he worked for ASX-listed conglomerate Wesfarmers, including two years in the corporate centre (M&A and strategy) and two years in operational roles (divisional Chief Financial Officer and General Manager). His research on international economics, foreign direct investment and trade has been published in leading international journals including the American Economic Review, World Economy and World Trade Review. He is the author of several books including Ozonomics (Random House 2007), Fair Trade for All: How can trade promote development (OUP 2005), co-written with Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, and Man Made World (Black Inc Books 2011) and Dragon's Tail (Black Inc Books 2014). He is currently Co-founder and Director of AlphaBeta, an economics based in Singapore and Sydney and serving clients across the Asia Pacific region.