John Eatwell is Labour's frontbench spokesperson for Treasury and Economic Affairs in the House of Lords. John joined the House of Lords as a life peer in 1992.
John brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Labour's frontbench. He is President of Queens' College, Cambridge, and Professor of Financial Policy in the University. He has been a teaching fellow at Harvard University and a Visiting Professor at Columbia University, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the University of Amsterdam. John is a Director of the Centre for Financial Analysis and Policy (CFAP) at the Judge Business School at Cambridge, and is also a Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California.
John is sought after for his business and economic experience and knowledge. He is currently a director of SAV Credit Limited and an adviser to the private equity firms Warburg Pincus & Company International Ltd and Palamon Capital Partners. John was chief economic adviser to Neil Kinnock when he was the leader of the Labour Party. From 1993 to 1997 he was Principal Opposition spokesperson on Treasury and Economic Affairs in the Lords. In 1988, together with Lord Hollick, he set up the Institute for Public Policy Research (one of Britain's leading think-tanks).
John is Financial Commissioner for Jersey and Chairman of the Royal Opera House Pension Fund Trustees.
In his free time John enjoys watching rugby and ballet, and listening to classical music - including the work of his talented wife, Lady Eatwell (Suzy Digby, OBE) who is a successful choral conductor, musician and teacher.
For more information, read John's Parliamentary biography - available here.