Keith Boyfield draws on a wealth of experience as a leading internationally recognised economist. An alumni of the London School of Economics, where he undertook post graduate research into the performance of state owned enterprises (SOEs), Keith is the author of over ninety studies, books and publications. He has been associated with the Centre for Policy Studies since 1981, when he was appointed secretary of the Privatisation & Competition Policy Study Group.
With Daniel Greenberg, a leading parliamentary counsel, barrister and Associate Research Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, Keith has co-authored a series of publications for the Centre for Policy Studies on planning reform including Pink Planning (November 2014) and subsequent reports A Suggestion for the Housing and Planning Minister (May 2015), A Convergence of Interests (May 2016) and Housing: The Moment of Maximum Opportunity (February 2017).
He heads up a City consulting firm, Keith Boyfield Associates Limited, which services a range of clients in the UK and across the globe. These have included Aon, the BBC, the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA), the Commonwealth Business Council, The Crown Estate, the European Commission, J P Morgan, KPMG, Mid American Energy Holdings, Mott MacDonald Ltd, the Swiss Bankers’ Association and Thomson Reuters plc. His consultancy work has focuses on the agri-business, energy, financial services, media, property and transport (aviation and shipping) sectors.
Keith has contributed to a wide range of international publications, newspapers and journals including the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, La Razon (Madrid), Financial Centres International, Acquisitions Monthly and The Journal of World Economics. He is also a regular commentator on a range of international broadcast channels including Al Jazeera, the BBC and Radio France Internationale (RFI).
Keith is frequently invited to speak at international seminars and conferences. In 2017 Keith will be speaking at conferences in Prague alongside Graham Brady MP, CPS Deputy Chairman, and in Uganda alongside Rory Stewart MP, DfiD and FCO Minister. Both conferences focus on the topical subject of trade opportunities in light of Brexit. In August 2015 he was the keynote speaker at an international investors’ forum held in Guangzhou, China. He has co-chaired many of these events including the NATO/Azerbaijan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Summer School held in Baku; and the Financial Centres International summit held in Dublin. He also acted as Rapporteur for the inaugural Roundtable for African Central Bank Governors held in Washington DC. He visits the Middle East regularly and he was invited as an observer of the elections held in the Kingdom of Bahrain in November 2014.
Keith is a founding partner of the International Garden Cities Institute, based in Letchworth, Britain, the world’s first Garden City. The International Garden Cities Institute recently launched a new study on Garden Cities, co-authored by Keith and Dr Susan Parham of the University of Hertfordshire, and you can read his address at the launch event here.