Cebr appoints Gareth Denley as non executive director

August 1, 2017

Cebr is delighted that Gareth Denley, former director of IBM UK and successful private equity entrepreneur, has accepted an invitation to join its board.


Gareth is an experienced Chairman, CEO, and General Manager; he has held executive positions in UK publicly quoted, large global multinational, and private equity owned technology and technology services companies.


He has worked with government, having been seconded by IBM to the then Department of the Environment, where he worked with senior civil servants and briefed Ministers and the Secretary of State during a comprehensive review of the Department’s plans and spending submission.


‘Gareth brings a great breadth of commercial experience to our board and an enthusiasm for economics. It also gives me personal pleasure to appoint someone who works in the ‘Flat White Economy’* comments Douglas McWilliams, Cebr founder and Deputy Chairman.


‘I’m delighted to be associated with one of the top economics teams in the country’ says Gareth Denley, and I’m looking forward to developing further my understanding of the intersection between economics and the world of business’


Cebr’s board members are:


Bruce Warman (Chairman)

Douglas McWIlliams (Deputy Chairman)

Graham  Brough (Chief Executive)

Oliver Hogan

Martin Piers (General Counsel)

Sin Chai

Deborah Loudon

Vicky Pryce

Michael McWilliams

Ianthe McWilliams (Company Secretary)


*The ‘Flat White Economy’ is the description of the merge of the creative sector and the IT sector, predominantly in East London, coined by Cebr Deputy Chairman Douglas McWilliams in the book of the same name published by Duckworth.



Cebr is a leading independent commercial economics consultancy with particular strengths in macroeconomic and market forecasting.


Gareth is currently Senior Advisor, Lyceum Capital Partners

His past appointments include:

March 2011 – Jan 2015 Exec Chairman, ACCESS TECHNOLOGY GROUP Ltd

Sept 2005 – Jan 2015 Chairman, INTEGRITY SOFTWARE Ltd (Ireland)

May 2007 – Sept 2011 Chairman, QUANTIX Ltd

May 2007 – Feb 2009 Chairman, CABLECOM NETWORKING Ltd

Jan 2000 – Jan 2004 Chief Executive, REBUS HR Group Ltd

April 1998 – Jan 2000 Director, then COO, of SPRING GROUP Plc

1981 – March 1998 Various posts including (from 1993) Main Board Director, IBM UK Ltd

1978 – 1981 PROCTER & GAMBLE LTD



1974 – 1977 BSc (Hons) Physics – University College Swansea, University of Wales