Sir Anton is Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Glasgow, since 1 October 2009. From 2007-2009 he was Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University. An economist, his research interests are monetary economics, central bank independence, fiscal policy, international finance and macroeconomics. Sir Anton chairs the First Minister’s Standing Council on Europe, a non-political group which provides expert advice to Scottish Government ministers on Scotland’s relationship with the European Union. He chairs the Commission on Economic Growth for the Glasgow City Region and is a member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisers. He is former Chair of the Russell Group of Universities (2017-2020) and was a member of the Scottish Government Advisory Group on Economic Recovery, set up to provide expert advice on the response to the COVID-19 crisis.
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