- Andrew Graham (academic)
Andrew Graham (born
June 20, 1942in Perranporth, Cornwall) is an academic and Master of Balliol College, Oxford.
Graham was born in
Perranporth, Cornwalland attended Truro Cathedral School and then Charterhouse. He read PPE at St Edmund Halland graduated from Oxford Universityin 1964. He worked at the National Economic Development Office in the autumn of 1964 and then, from 1964 to 1966, at the Department of Economic Affairs, before becoming assistant to Thomas Balogh, economic adviser to the Cabinet. When Balogh returned to Oxford, Andrew Graham became economic adviser to Harold Wilson, Prime Minister 1967-69. In 1969, at the age of 26, he was elected to a Tutorial Fellowship in Economics at Balliol. He returned to 10 Downing Streetas a Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister, 1974-76 and later, from 1988-1994, became economic advisor to the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and, from 1992, Leader of the Labour Party, John Smith. He remained as a Tutorial Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxforduntil 1997 and combined this with being a Member of the Committee to Review the Functioning of the Financial Institutions, 1977-80, a non-executive director of the British Transport Docks Board, 1979-82, and a member of the media advisory committee of the IPPR, 1994-97. With the help of a very substantial donation from The Shirley Foundation, he founded the Oxford Internet Institute(OII) in 2001 and has been a Board Member of Channel 4Television and a Trustee of the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. He is an elected member of the Council of Oxford Universityand a member of the Scott Trust, which owns The Guardianand The Observer. He is the son of the late author, Winston Graham.
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