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In Discussion with Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Executive, CBI


13 June 2024


12:00 - 14:00


Blake Morgan


In Discussion with Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Executive, CBI

Join a small group of senior business leaders from the for a private roundtable with Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Executive Officer, CBI.

Rain will be chairing this private roundtable for a discussion on the opportunities and challenges in the current business environment and will provide first-hand insights on the political and economic landscape to help your business navigate what future developments could mean for your company.

The event also offers you an opportunity to network with other businesses, and share insights on the key issues of the day so that the CBI team can use this feedback to inform our conversations with government and ensure the voice of business is heard.


Rain Newton-Smith was announced as the CBI’s Chief Executive Officer in April 2023. Before taking up the role, she was Managing Director, Strategy and Policy, Sustainability and ESG at Barclays.

From August 2014 until March 2023, Rain was Chief Economist at the CBI where she led its economic policy, analysis and survey teams and the CBI’s work with HM Treasury. She also led the international team, focused on global business leadership around the B7 and B20, and championed the CBI’s work to support the transition to a low carbon, sustainable economy. Rain was instrumental in shaping the CBI’s work to help business navigate through the Covid pandemic.

Prior to joining the economics team at the CBI, Rain was Head of Emerging Markets at Oxford Economics, where she was the lead expert on China. Rain’s earlier career included nine years at the Bank of England, where her responsibilities included preparing global forecasts for the Monetary Policy Committee.

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