Stewart Wallis


Our Big Bang – The Need for a Great Transition

We’ve come up against environmental limits, and sailed straight through them. Will we generate our own big bang, or will we survive, or even thrive?

Stewart Wallis joined nef (the new economics foundation) as Executive Director in 2003. His interests include global governance, functioning of markets, links between development and environmental agendas, the future of capitalism and the moral economy.

Stewart graduated in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University. His career began in marketing and sales with Rio Tinto Zinc followed by a Masters Degree in Business and Economics at London Business School. He spent seven years with the World Bank in Washington DC working 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.

Stewart joined Oxfam in 1992 as International Director with responsibility, latterly, 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. 

Biography published 2013

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