Frances Cairncross


Dame Frances Anne Cairncross, DBE, FRSE, FAcSS (given birth to 30 August 1944 in Otley, Britain) is a Uk economist, journalist and academics. She actually is a Mature Fellow at the institution of Public Plan, UCLA. She chair the Professional Committee from the Institute for Fiscal Research. From 2004 to 2014, she was the Rector of Exeter University, Oxford.

Education and personal life

Cairncross was created on 30 August 1944 to Mary Frances (née Glynn) as well as the economist, Sir Alexander Kirkland Cairncross. She went to Laurel Bank College in Glasgow and examined for an MA ever sold at St Anne's University, Oxford, graduating in 1965. She continued to review for an MA in Economics at Dark brown School, Providence, Rhode Isle. She retains honorary levels from Trinity University Dublin, City School, and the colleges of Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Loughborough and Kingston. She became a Fellow of St Anne's University in 1993.Cairncross wedded journalist Hamish McRae in 1971. The few have got two daughters. Her uncle, John Cairncross was an cleverness official, spy and dual agent.


From 1973-1984, Cairncross was in the staff from the Guardian paper. She was its as economics correspondent from 1973-1981 and women's web page editor from 1981-1984. Before her time on the Guardian she proved helpful at THE DAYS (1967-69) The Banker (1969) as well as the Observer (1970-73). She was in the staff from the Economist from 1984-2004 employed in roles within the environment, mass media and public plan. From 1999-2004 she was administration editor.She chaired the Economic and Public Analysis Council between 2001 and 2007 and was Leader of the Uk Research Association (2005–06).Her book, THE BUSINESS into the future (ISBN 1861974051), was posted in 2002 by Harvard Business College Press. In March 2003, she earned the Institute of Internal Auditors' annual prize for business and administration journalism. Cairncross can be the author from the Death of Length (ISBN 0875848060), a report of the financial and social ramifications of the global marketing communications revolution, first released in 1997 and re-published in a fresh model in 2001.Cairncross was Rector of Exeter University, Oxford from Oct 2004 to Oct 2014.Cairncross was a nonexecutive movie director of Stramongate Ltd from 2005-2011 and a presenter of BBC Radio 4's Evaluation program. In 2004-05, Cairncross kept the honorary post of Great Sheriff of Greater London.From 2015, Cairncross is Chair from the Court of Heriot-Watt University.


In January 1988, Frances Cairncross and Mary Ellen Synon wrote articles in the Economist that depicted Ireland as bureaucratic and impoverished. This post caused anger inside the Fianna Fáil federal government of that time period. The Irish Section of Foreign Affairs also criticised the piece, proclaiming the fact that Economist content "did serious harm to the picture of Ireland abroad".

Awards and honours

Cairncross has received many honours and honorary levels from lots colleges. Honorary DLitt, School of Glasgow (2001) Honorary DSc, School of Birmingham (2002) Western european Women of Accomplishment Prize (2002) Fellow from the Royal Culture of Edinburgh (2003) Honorary Fellow, St Peter’s University Oxford (2003) Honorary level, Loughborough School (2003) Honorary level, School of London (2003) Commander from the Order from the United kingdom Empire (2004) Honorary level, Cardiff School (2004) Honorary level, School of Bristol (2004) Honorary DPhil, London Metropolitan School (2004) Honorary level, Trinity University, Dublin (2005) Honorary DBA, Kingston School (2005) Honorary Lifestyle Fellow, Royal Culture of Arts (2006) Honorary level, School of York (2011) Dame Commander from the Order from the United kingdom Empire (2015) Fellow from the Academy of Public Sciences (FAcSS) (2016)

Positions held

Academics offices Preceded by Marilyn Butler Rector of Exeter University, Oxford 2004–2014 Succeeded by Rick Trainor Honorary game titles Preceded by Unknown Large Sheriff of Greater London 2004 Succeeded by Andrew Everard Martin Smith Expert control WorldCat Identities VIAF: 41901237 ISNI: 0000 0001 1628 216X SUDOC: 031629679 BNF: cb12280839p (data)