Angela Francis

Chief economist
Angela Francis
Angela Francis Chief economist
Tel 020 7630 4526 Email afrancis@green-alliance.org.uk Twitter @angelafrancisuk
Angela joined Green Alliance in April 2015 to provide economic analysis and insight across all themes and areas of policy. She develops the economic case for a sustainable economy through her work on low carbon energy, infrastructure, and natural environment and leads Green Alliance’s work on industrial strategy and resource efficiency.
 
Before joining Green Alliance, Angela spent three years in Trinidad and Tobago, working for the University of the West Indies and as Regional Economist for the Caribbean at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. At the FCO she was responsible for policy and projects to support low carbon development and the deployment of renewable energy as well as leading on the UNFCCC climate change diplomacy in the region.
 
She has spent most of her career in the UK, starting with five years in finance in the energy industry before she moved into economics and research. She built her expertise in regional and local development over ten years at SQW Consulting and the East of England Development Agency where she led on productivity, economic growth, housing growth, sector and clusters, innovation, energy and sustainable development.
 
Angela holds an MA in Economics and Politics from the University of Dundee and an MSc in Economics from Birkbeck, University of London.