Dr Glenn Athey

Local Economic Policy Specialist

Glenn Athey is a skills, labour market, and local economic development specialist and Managing Director of My Local Economy, with 20 years of experience working in the field. Glenn has held senior management positions at a LEP, three regional development agencies, and the Centre for Cities. He undertook pioneering work on labour market and skills analysis at Futureskills Scotland in the 2000s, and has been an expert advisor on innovation and SME growth policies and practice. Glenn has published several high profile reports on local, city and regional economies and is a regular commentator and speaker on local economic policy, practice and devolution. Glenn is PhD qualified and is a Member of the Institute of Economic Development (MIED).