London-based Rupert Darwall has two decades’ experience in finance and public policy, specializing in the intersection of the two. A graduate of Cambridge University where he studied economics and history, Mr Darwall was an investment banker at Swiss Bank Corporation (now part of UBS) before becoming a special adviser to the chancellor of the exchequer at the UK Treasury in 1993.
He has advised companies on their bids for multi-billion dollar government public-private partnerships; on their regulatory and anti-trust strategies; worked with leading Private Equity houses on public-to-private transactions and in 2008, he advised on a major proxy battle regarding the US assets of one Britain’s largest corporations.
In the public policy sphere, Mr Darwall co-founded one of London’s leading think tanks and was a consultant to the Conservative party during the 2005 general election. His published writings on reforming Britain’s civil service and tax credits have been widely cited and he has written three major articles for the Hoover Institution’s Policy Review. He has also written for the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal on British politics. His book, Global Warming: A Short History is being published next year.