Professor John Raftery
Professor John Raftery is a successful higher education leader and an expert in applied economics. With a strong record of innovation and achievement in both academia and industry, he has lived and worked in Scandinavia, Hong Kong and Australia.
Before joining London Metropolitan University in August 2014, John served as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) at Oxford Brookes University, where he led on academic affairs and oversaw a sustained increase in student satisfaction.
John has published four books and over 70 scientific papers on economics and risk management in the construction sector, economic development in Asia, and on psychological characteristics of entrepreneurs. He is one of the pioneers of the use of simulation in price forecasting and risk analysis of large infrastructure projects, now routinely implemented in industry in Europe, the US and Asia.
He was a member of Kofi Annan's Global Humanitarian Forum and served as an adviser to the UK-India and UK-India-US Research Initiatives. John has also been a board member of a number of bodies including the Office of the Independent Adjudicator, the Open University National Role Advisory Board and the Council of Ruskin College Oxford.
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