Institute of Economic Affairs appoints Jon Moynihan OBE to its Board of Trustees


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IEA announces new member of the Board of Trustees

The Institute of Economic Affairs, the UK’s leading free-market think tank, today announces an addition to its board of trustees.

Jon Moynihan OBE is the former CEO and Executive Chairman of PA Consulting. He is a venture capitalist who chaired the Vote Leave Finance Committee. He was also the first chair of Vote Leave’s Campaign Committee and is currently the President of the Council of the Royal Albert Hall.

Commenting on the appointment, Neil Record, Chairman of the IEA Board of Trustees, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Jon Moynihan to the IEA’s Board of Trustees. Jon is a highly esteemed businessman who brings a wealth of knowledge from his well-established career as CEO of PA Consulting and current Chairmanship of Ipex Capital. And Jon’s experience goes far beyond that of the world of business. His generous dedication of time and support to various charitable and political causes over the years will provide invaluable understanding and knowledge to our already distinguished board.”

Commenting on his appointment to the Board, Jon Moynihan said:

“As a member of the IEA Advisory Council since its inception, and sharing the values and ethos of the IEA, I am very pleased to have been asked to become a Trustee.  I look forward to being able to contribute to the work of, and assist, the IEA team with their excellent work, and to working with my fellow Trustees.”

Notes to Editors: 

A full list of current IEA trustees is available here.

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Jon Moynihan OBE is the former CEO and Executive Chairman of PA Consulting.  He joined PA as CEO in 1992 and retired at the beginning of 2014.  PA, named in 2015 by The Independent as “The most important company you never heard of”, was sold to the Carlyle Group in a $1billion transaction that completed in January 2016.

Prior to PA, Jon worked at Track Records (the management company for The Who and other Rock acts); for War on Want and Save the Children in India and Bangladesh; for Roche Products Ltd; and for McKinsey, Strategic Planning Associates and First Manhattan Consulting Group.  He is currently co-Principal at Ipex Capital; Chairman of Plaquetec Ltd; and of Semblant Ltd; all three of which companies he founded.

He is a graduate of Oxford, North London Polytechnic and MIT.  He is a Foundation Fellow of Balliol College; a Distinguished Friend of Oxford University; a member of the Court of Imperial College, London; and a member of the Dean’s Board at the Sloan School, MIT.  Jon is a member of Council, and currently President, of the Royal Albert Hall.

Jon is married to the milliner, Patricia Underwood.  They divide their time between New York and London.

The mission of the Institute of Economic Affairs is to improve understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analysing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems.

The IEA is a registered educational charity and independent of all political parties