Keith is the founder and Director of Keith Boyfield Associates Limited, a consulting firm which brings together specialist Associates who are based across the globe.
Keith is an internationally recognised economist and the author of over ninety publication on public policy and planning issues, economic development and regulatory policy. An alumni of the London School of Economics, where he also pursued post graduate research into the performance of state owned enterprises (SOEs), Keith is the author of over ninety studies, books and publications.
Keith has been an adviser to the European Commission and he has also acted as a consultant to some of the world’s largest companies , trade bodies and organisations, including Aon, the BBC, the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA), the Commonwealth Business Council, The Crown Estate, KPMG, Mott MacDonald Ltd., the Swiss Bankers’ Association and Thomson Reuters plc. His consultancy work focuses on the agri-business, energy, financial services, media, property and transport sectors.
Keith Boyfield with Dr Mitchell Belfer, President of the Euro Gulf Information Centre, Rome at the Margaret Thatcher Lecture held at the Guildhall, London in July 2016
Keith has built up a strong relationship with several leading think tanks, notably the Centre for Policy Studies, founded by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Sir Keith Joseph. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and a Senior Fellow of the Adam Smith Institute. In addition, he is a Research Fellow of the European Policy Forum, chaired by Lord Tugendhat; the Kosciuszko Institute in Poland; and the Euro Gulf Information Centre, a recently established international relations institute located in Rome.
Keith has contributed to The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, City AM, The Yorkshire Post and La Razon in Madrid. He is also a frequent commentator on a range of international broadcast channels including Al Jazeera , the BBC and Radio France Internationale (RFI).
Keith Boyfield with Tim Knox,Director of the Centre for Policy Studies; David Fairs, KPMG’s Lead Partner in its UK People Practice; and the Japanese broadcaster and journalist, Yuka Ashiya at Bloomberg’s London office, July 2016.
Keith contributes to a number of academic journals, specialist monthlies and magazines, such as Financial Centres International and Global Aviation, published by Fintel Publications in Dublin; Caucasus International published by the Center for Strategic Studies in Baku, Azerbaijan; and the Journal of World Economics (www.world-economics-journal.com), based in London.
With Daniel Greenberg, a leading parliamentary counsel, barrister and Associate Research Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, Keith has co-authored a series of publications for the Centre for Policy Studies on planning reform including Pink Planning (November 2014) and two subsequent report A Suggestion for the Housing and Planning Minister (May 2015) and A Convergence of Interests (May 2016)., published by the Centre for Policy Studies. Keith is a founding partner of the International Garden Cities Institute (www.gardencitiesinstitute.com), based in Letchworth, Britain.
Keith is frequently invited to speak at international seminars and conferences. In August 2015 he was the keynote speaker at an international investors’ forum held in Guangzhou, China. He has co-chaired many of these events including the NATO/Azerbaijan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Summer School held in Baku; and the Financial Centres International summit held in Dublin. He also acted as Rapporteur for the inaugural Roundtable for African Central Bank Governors held in Washington DC. He visits the Middle East regularly and he was invited as an observer of the elections held in the Kingdom of Bahrain in November 2014.