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Bristol Pound CIC

Diana Finch

Diana has been Managing Director of Bristol Pound CIC since 2018, transitioning the organisation from being the UK’s largest local currency to becoming the first local payment platform to carry tokens to incentivise and measure progress towards the city’s social and environmental targets. For the last 20 years, she has held a variety of senior management and leadership roles in the non-profit sector. Her early career was in accounts management and accounting system design and implementation. Diana is a Fellow of both the Finance Innovation Lab and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.


Ben Fine

Ben Fine is Emeritus Professor of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He chairs the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy ( He has published many articles, and two books scathingly criticizing the use of social capital: ‘Social Capital versus Social Theory: Political Economy and Social Science at the Turn of the Millennium’, London: Routledge, 2001; and ‘Theories of Social Capital: Researchers Behaving Badly’, London: Pluto, 2010.

Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics

Kai Fischer

Trinity College Dublin and Research Affiliate at the Economic and Social Research Institute

John FitzGerald

John FitzGerald is an honorary fellow and adjunct professor of economics at Trinity College Dublin, a Research Affiliate at the Economic and Social Research Institute, and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He was Chairman of the Irish government’s Climate Change Advisory Council until January 2021 and he remains a member today. He is a former member of the Commission of the Central Bank of Ireland and of the Northern Ireland Authority for Energy Regulation. His areas of expertise cover the macro-economics of the Irish and European economies, energy and environmental economics.

Centre for Competition Policy and Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia

Amelia Fletcher

Alongside her academic role, Amelia Fletcher is a Non-Executive Director of the Competition and Markets Authority and a member of Ofgem’s Enforcement Decision Panel. She has been on the Boards of the FCA and PSR and was Chief Economist at the OFT. In 2019, she was a member of the HM Treasury-commissioned Digital Competition Expert Panel. Her academic work focuses on competition policy, consumer policy and sector regulation, with a particular focus on behavioural economics and digital markets.

Queen’s University Belfast

Philip Fliers

Philip T. Fliers (PhD, Erasmus Rotterdam) is Lecturer in Finance at Queen’s University Belfast. His research interests are corporate finance and corporate governance. His research addresses issues in Dutch financial and business history. He studies the evolution of corporate decision making using a combination of financial data and archival evidence. Additionally, his research answers contemporary questions on dividend stability, investments and capital structure adjustment.