Paul Ormerod (Chair), Partner, Volterra
Paul was born and brought up in Rochdale. He is an economist and is currently a Visiting Professor in the Computer Science department at University College London and a partner of Volterra Partners LLP.
He started his career as an academic, but has spent most of it in the private sector as a consultant.
He has written four best-selling books on economics, Death of Economics, Butterfly Economics, Why Most Things Fail and Positive Linking. The first sold over 1 million copies worldwide and Why Most Things Fail was a Business Week “US Business Book of the Year”.
He read economics at Cambridge and took the MPhil in economics at Oxford. in 2009 he was awarded a DSc honoris causa by the University of Durham for “the distinction of your contributions to the discipline of economics”