Stewart Wallis served as the Executive Director of New Economics Foundation (NEF) from 2002-16, inspiring and demonstrating real economic well being through challenging mainstream thinking on economic, environment, and social issues.

Prior to NEF, Wallis was International Director of Oxfam with responsibility for 2500 staff in 70 countries and for all Oxfam’s policy, research, development, and emergency work worldwide. He was awarded the OBE for services to Oxfam in 2002.

He has previously worked for the World Bank in Washington DC, focusing on industrial and financial development in East Asia. He then worked for Robinson Packaging in Derbyshire for nine years, the last five as Managing Director, leading a successful business turnaround. Wallis has a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and a Masters Degree in Business and Economics from the London Business School.