Director of Economics
Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Rain Newton-Smith is Head of Emerging Markets at Oxford Economics, with a specialization in economic development in China and other rapidly growing economies. Prior, she also worked at the Bank of England, working in various roles for the Monetary Policy Committee. She was seconded to the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC in 2004, where her speciality was economic development in the Middle East and global financial stability. In 2010, Newton-Smith was selected as one of Management Today's 35 Women Under 35. She studied as an economist reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Trinity College, Oxford University, and has a Master's degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.