Angela Francis
chief advisor of economics and economic development, WWF; former chief economist, Green Alliance

Angela is chief advisor of economics and economic development at WWF where she provides economic advice across the climate, food and biodiversity programmes as well as leading on trade and industrial policy for a green transition.

She started as an accountant in the energy industry before moving into economic development where she has spent the last 18 years. She led on economics and strategy for the East of England Development Agency and worked on productivity, innovation, and low carbon growth in the UK and Europe for SQW. She was regional economist and climate attaché for the FCO in the Caribbean and returned to the UK to be chief economist for Green Alliance where she led on industrial strategy, tech and the economic case for a low carbon and circular economy.

She is also member of the IPPR’s Environmental Justice Commission and UCL’s Green Innovation Policy Commission. 

Follow Angela on Twitter @angelafrancisuk


Sunday 3 November, 10:00 Auditorium 2
Do we need a ‘Green New Deal’?